Board of Directors

Peter Costello

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Costello

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Costello joined the Board in February 2013 as an independent, non-executive director, and in March 2016 he was appointed Chairman of the Board. 

Mr Costello is currently Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Australia’s Future Fund and serves on a number of advisory boards. He is a trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His business ECG Financial Pty Ltd is a boutique adviser on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, competition and regulatory issues which affect business in Australia. Mr Costello served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1990 to 2009 and was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Costello was a barrister. He has Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) and Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) degrees from Monash University. In 2011, Mr Costello was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

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.

David Gyngell

Non-Executive Director

David Gyngell

Non-Executive Director

David Gyngell stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Nine in November 2015 after five years in which he was instrumental in the Group restructuring and the sharemarket float in 2013. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Nine Network from September 2007.

Mr Gyngell has 15 years of experience at the company, commencing as an Executive Director, Group Marketing and Communications for PBL, then moving into the Deputy Chief Executive Officer role at Channel 9.

Previously, Mr Gyngell was Chief Executive Officer of television production and distribution company Granada US and a director of corporate management at International Management Group (IMG) and Transworld Media International (TWS).

Catherine West

Non-Executive Director

Catherine West

Non-Executive Director

Catherine West was appointed to the Board in May 2016 as an independent, non-executive director and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.  

Ms West has more than 20 years’ business and legal affairs experience in the media, both in Australia and the UK. Her most recent executive role was Director of Legal – Content Commercial and Joint Ventures for Sky Plc in the UK. In this role, she was responsible for all of Sky’s content relationships and distribution and commercial activities.

Ms West recently returned to Australia from the UK. She is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a committee member of the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Ms West holds both a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney. 

Investor Relations Enquiries

Nola Hodgson

Head of Investor Relations

Nine

+61 2 9965 2306

nhodgson@nine.com.au