Board of Directors

Peter Costello

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Costello

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Costello was appointed to the Board in February 2013 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and in March 2016 became Chairman of the Board. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

 

Mr Costello is currently Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Australia’s Future Fund and serves on a number of domestic and international advisory boards. His business ECG Financial Pty Ltd is a boutique advisor 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 a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) and a Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Monash University. In 2011, Mr Costello was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

 

Hugh Marks

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Hugh Marks

Director and 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.

 

Hugh has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in content production and broadcasting in Australia and overseas. Before his appointment as CEO he owned 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 Hugh was an authority member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority for more than two years. Previously he was CEO of the Southern Star Group. Hugh has also worked with the Nine Network as legal counsel, and was Director of Nine Films & Television for seven years.

 

Hugh holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws Degree from the University of New South Wales.

 

David Gyngell

Non-Executive Director

David Gyngell

Non-Executive Director

Mr Gyngell was the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2010 until November 2015, having previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nine Network from September 2007.  

 

Mr Gyngell became a Non-Executive Director of the company in November 2015.  He has almost 20 years’ of experience at Nine and over 25 years’ overall media sector experience.

 

Previously, Mr Gyngell was Chief Executive Officer of Granada Television and also Director of International Management Group and Transworld Media International. He has also worked as Executive Director, Group Marketing and Communications for Publishing & Broadcasting Limited. 

Janette Kendall

Independent Non-Executive Director

Janette Kendall

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Kendall was appointed to the Board in June 2017 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and is a member of the People & Remuneration Committee. 

Ms Kendall has more than 23 years’ board experience across public, private and not-for-profit organisations, spanning a range of industries including marketing and technology, advertising, digital media, supermarkets and the arts. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Costa Group and Wellcom Group as well as the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Ms Kendall is a former senior executive who has held various roles in her career including Senior Vice President of Marketing at Galaxy Entertainment Group in Macau, China; Executive General Manager of Marketing at Crown Melbourne; General Manager, Pacific Brands; Managing Director of emitch Limited; and Executive Director of Clemenger BBDO. 

Ms Kendall holds a Bachelor of Business - Marketing, and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Samantha Lewis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Samantha Lewis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sam Lewis joined the Board in March 2017 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and is Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Ms Lewis has extensive financial experience, with 20 years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu including 14 years as a Partner.  In that role, she led the audit of a number of major Australian listed companies, in the retail/FMCG and industrial sectors.  During her time at Deloitte, Ms Lewis also provided accounting advice and transactional advisory services, including due diligence, IPOs and debt/equity raisings.  

Since retiring from Deloitte in 2014, Ms Lewis has been appointed to the Boards of ASX-listed Orora Ltd and Aurizon Holdings Ltd and is also the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.  She is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in both Australia, and England and Wales, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Ms Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Liverpool.  
 

Catherine West

Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine West

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms West was appointed to the Board in May 2016 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and is the Chair of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.  

 

Ms West has more than 20 years’ business and legal affairs experience in the media industry, 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, Ms West was responsible for all of Sky’s content relationships, distribution, commercial activities and joint ventures.

 

Ms West is currently a non-executive director of Southern Phones and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Vice President of the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Ms West holds both a Bachelor of Laws (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