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 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.
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.
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.
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