Management Team

Hugh Marks

Chief Executive Officer

Hugh Marks

Chief Executive Officer

Hugh Marks was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nine in November 2015. Prior to this, he had been an independent, non-executive director since February 2013.

Mr Marks is a veteran of the media and production industry, with almost 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in content production and broadcasting in Australia and overseas. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he owned the talent management agency RGM Artists and had ownership and management interests in a number of independent companies producing content for broadcast and pay TV.  

Before joining the Board, Mr Marks was an authority member for the Australian Communications and Media Authority for over two years. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Star Group. He also worked with the Nine Network as legal counsel, and then as director of Nine Films & Television for seven years.

Mr Marks received a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

Amanda Laing

Managing Director

Amanda Laing

Managing Director

Amanda was appointed Managing Director at Nine, in December 2015, after being Group General Counsel (from 2006) and Commercial Director (from 2013). As the Managing Director, Amanda is responsible for the management and exploitation of Nine’s content, and is central to the relationships with key partners in Nine’s business. She is also involved in all of Nine’s commercial negotiations and transactions.

Amanda has over 15 years of media and entertainment sector experience. Prior to her appointment as Group General Counsel of Nine, she was General Counsel of the Australian Consolidated Press group of companies for seven years, with responsibility for the legal affairs of the Australian Consolidated Press publishing, distribution and digital businesses in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and the UK.

Greg Barnes

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Barnes

Chief Financial Officer

Greg joined Nine in July 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer of ASX-listed CSR Limited for seven years, responsible for group financial outcomes. He played a leading role in the development and implementation of CSR’s corporate strategy.

Before joining CSR, he held senior finance roles with Dyno Nobel Limited and De La Rue Plc. Greg has broad market experience across a number of sectors including building materials, mining services, technology and software, as well as extensive international experience.

Greg is a qualified chartered accountant and has an MBA from the Macquarie School of Management.

Michael Healy

Director, Television

Michael Healy

Director, Television

Michael was appointed Director of Television for Nine in December 2010 and has over 30 years of media experience with the network. He is responsible for all aspects of content on Nine, 9Go! and 9Gem.

 

Michael started out with Channel 9 Perth in 1983 and relocated to Channel 9 Sydney in 1989. He previously held roles as Director of Programming for eight years and prior to that was Director of Presentation and Promotions for 10 years.

Ian Paterson

Managing Director, Nine Melbourne

Ian Paterson

Managing Director, Nine Melbourne

Spanning 27 years in media sales and sports marketing Ian has worked at a number of leading organisations within Australia. Starting out at the Nine Network Ian spent his first six years in the Sales department before moving to the Seven Network to continue his television sales career.

 

Following 11 years between the Networks Ian moved into a sports marketing role with leading AFL talent management group Flying Start where he was involved in a wide range of commercial activities. He returned to the Nine Network in 2004 and assumed commercial responsibility for sales development and marketing of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

 

In September 2011, Ian was promoted to Managing Director Nine Melbourne.

Michael Stephenson

Chief Sales Officer

Michael Stephenson

Chief Sales Officer

Michael was appointed Chief Sales Officer of Nine in March 2016, and is responsible for the overall advertising revenue performance of Nine across both broadcast and digital assets.

 

Previously, Michael was the Director of Sales for Nine Network from 2011, and more recently Director of Sales for Nine. Prior to Nine, he was Director of Sales for ninemsn and has held various roles at both the Seven and Ten Networks during his 20 years in broadcast and digital sales.

 

Michael holds a Bachelor Degree in Management (Marketing) and serves as an active member of the fundraising committee for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Alex Parsons

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

Alex Parsons

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

Alex is the Chief Digital & Marketing Officer for Nine, responsible for all digital businesses including nine.com.au, 9Now, Pedestrian.TV and RateCity, as well as marketing.

Alex brings to the role a wealth of skills and experience across digital media and marketing, developed in a variety of leadership positions in both the Australian and international markets. His positions have included Director of Product for eBay Australia and New Zealand, and Group Manager of Search for Telstra’s Sensis business division.

 

As Chief Digital & Marketing Officer for Nine, Alex is passionate about the future of digital media and marketing, and the unique opportunity Nine has in this market. He believes in leveraging the power of technology, content and brands to deliver growth and efficiencies to existing markets as well as creating new markets.