Board of Directors

Biography PhotoPeter Cosgrove
Chairman
Peter Cosgrove
Chairman


Peter Cosgrove was appointed to the APN Board in December 2003. He is the founder of the Buspak group of companies in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong and has more than 20 years’ experience in the broadcasting, publishing and outdoor advertising industries. Peter is Non-Executive Chairman of Buspak Hong Kong (since 2003) and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Clear Media Limited (Director since 2001), which is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He was previously Chairman of GlobeCas... 

Biography PhotoAnne Templeman-Jones
Non-Executive Director
BComm (UWA), CA, EMBA (AGSM UNSW), Masters in Risk Management (UNSW).
Anne Templeman-Jones
Non-Executive Director
BComm (UWA), CA, EMBA (AGSM UNSW), Masters in Risk Management (UNSW).


Anne Templeman-Jones was appointed to the APN Board in June 2013 and brings extensive executive and Non-Executive Director expertise in strategy, banking, finance, risk management and governance. Anne currently serves as the Independent Chair of the Wealth and Advice Subsidiary Boards of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and as a Non-Executive Director of GUD Holdings Limited and Cuscal Limited. Between 1995 and 2016, Anne served as a Non-Executive Director of Pioneer Credit Limited, N... 

Biography PhotoPaul Connolly
Non-Executive Director
BComm, FCA.
Paul Connolly
Non-Executive Director
BComm, FCA.


Paul Connolly was appointed to the APN Board in October 2012. Paul has 25 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. Since 1991, Paul has been Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited, a Dublin-based corporate finance advisory firm focused on the telecom, media and technology sectors. He was a Director of Esat Telecommunications Limited (Esat Telecom), an Irish telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2000, and then a D... 

Biography PhotoChristine  Holman
Non-Executive Director
MBA, GAICD
Christine  Holman
Non-Executive Director
MBA, GAICD


Christine Holman was appointed to the APN Board in November 2015 and brings a strong understanding of digital media and technology with over 20 years’ experience across the technology, private equity and digital sectors in a variety of functions including finance, commercial, technology and marketing.

Christine was formerly the Commercial Director at Telstra Broadcast Services and was a member of their Executive and Remuneration Committees.

Prior to her role at Telstra Broadca... 

Biography PhotoPeter Cullinane
Non-Executive Director
MBA, MMgt.
Peter Cullinane
Non-Executive Director
MBA, MMgt.


Peter Cullinane was appointed to the APN Board in November 2013. As the former Chief Operating Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (1998 to 2002) as well as the company’s Chief Executive, New Zealand and Chairman, Australasia for over eight years prior, he is a respected force in global advertising and marketing who brings extensive industry knowledge, as well as expertise in Australasian and global markets, to the Board. Based in Auckland, Peter is currently the founder and Chairman of Le... 

Biography PhotoCiaran Davis
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Ciaran Davis
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director


Ciaran Davis is the chief executive officer of APN News & Media. He was promoted to the position in August 2015 from his role as CEO of Australian Radio Network (ARN). Ciaran spent five years at ARN repositioning the business to become the number one metropolitan radio operator in Australia. Responsible for the recruitment of leading talent to the network and strategic investments such as 96FM, Emotive and iHeartRadio, Ciaran established a new management team and drove a culture of ambition a...