Board of Directors

Peter Costello

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Costello

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Peter 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. He commenced his career as a solicitor, and then a barrister.  Mr Costello was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1990 to 2009 and Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007.  From 2009, Mr Costello has worked as a corporate advisor in the field of mergers, acquisitions and foreign investment.

 

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.

Nick Falloon

Independent Non-Executive (Deputy Chairman)

Nick Falloon

Independent Non-Executive (Deputy Chairman)

Prior to the merger of Nine and Fairfax, Mr Falloon was chairman of the Fairfax Board before taking up the role of deputy chairman of Nine in December 2018. He is also chairman of Domain Holdings Australia. Mr Falloon has had 30 years’ experience in the media industry, 19 years working for the Packer-owned media interests from 1982 until 2001.

 

Mr Falloon served as CEO of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) from 1998 to 2001 and before that as Chief Executive Officer of PBL Enterprises and Group Financial Director of PBL. The PBL experiences provided a strong background in the television, pay TV, magazine, radio and digital industries.

 

From 2002, Mr Falloon spent nine years as Executive Chairman and CEO of Ten Network Holdings. He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) from Waikato University in New Zealand.

Hugh Marks

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Hugh Marks

Chief Executive Officer and Director

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 has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in content production and broadcasting in Australia and overseas. Before his appointment as CEO he had ownership and management interests in a number of independent companies providing content for broadcast and pay TV, talent management, and digital production.

 

Before joining the board Mr Marks 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. He has also worked with the Nine Network as legal counsel, and was Director of Nine Films & Television for seven years.

 

Mr Marks holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws degree from the University of New South Wales.

 

Patrick Allaway

Independent Non-Executive Director

Patrick Allaway

Independent Non-Executive Director

Patrick Allaway served on the Fairfax Board from April 2016, before moving on to the new board when Nine and Fairfax merged in December 2018. He has had 30 years’ experience in the global financial industry across capital markets and corporate advisory; and 16 years Non-Executive Director experience across property, retail, media, and finance.

 

Mr. Allaway commenced his executive career with Citibank in Sydney, London and New York and with Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich and London. He was previously a Director of Macquarie Goodman, Metcash, Fairfax, Woolworths South Africa, and Chairman of Saltbush Capital Markets. In May 2019, he was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Bank of Queensland, and will take over as Chair of the Bank in October 2019.   He is also a Non-Executive Director of Domain Holdings Australia.  Mr Allaway has a Bachelor of Arts/Law degree from the University of Sydney.

Samantha Lewis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Samantha Lewis

Independent Non-Executive Director

Samantha 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/fast moving consumer goods (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 Australia, 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.  
 

Mickie Rosen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mickie Rosen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mickie Rosen served on the Fairfax Board from March 2017, before moving on to the new board when Nine and Fairfax merged in December 2018. Ms Rosen has nearly three decades of strategy, operating, advisory, and investment experience at the intersection of media and technology.  She has built and led businesses for iconic global brands such as Yahoo, Fox, and Disney, and early stage start-ups such as Fandango and Hulu.

 

Ms Rosen currently serves on public, private, and non-profit boards, and she advises early to growth stage companies in digital media and commerce.  Until recently, she served on the board of Pandora Media, and was the President of Tribune Interactive, the digital arm of Tribune Publishing, and concurrently the President of the Los Angeles Times. Ms Rosen has also served as a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, and was a co-founder and partner of a boutique strategic advisory firm, Whisper Advisors.

 

Prior, Ms Rosen served as Senior Vice President of Global Media & Commerce for Yahoo, where she led Yahoo’s media division worldwide.  Prior to Yahoo, she was a partner with Fuse Capital, a consumer Internet focused venture capital firm, investing in early stage video, publishing, advertising technology, and e-commerce companies.  She was also an executive with Fox Interactive Media, Fandango, and The Walt Disney Company.

 

The foundation of Ms Rosen’s career was built with McKinsey & Company, and she holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Catherine West

Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine West

Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine 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 of 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, she was responsible for all of Sky’s content relationships, distribution, commercial activities and joint ventures.

 

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

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

 

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