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. 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.

 

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, corporate advisory, derivatives, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and project finance, private equity and funds management.


He commenced his career in investment banking with Citibank in New York, Sydney and London and with Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich and London. Since 2006, Mr Allaway has been Chairman of Saltbush Capital Markets, a privately owned corporate advisory and funds management business he co-founded. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Domain Holdings Australia, and a former Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Goodman Group and Metcash Limited. He 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. She has extensive operational, strategic, and investment experience at the intersection of media and technology. She has worked for both large established companies and early-stage start-ups. She currently advises a range of companies globally, is a Senior Adviser to Boston Consulting Group, and is a Director of Pandora Media in the USA.

 

In her most recent operational role, Ms Rosen served as Senior Vice-President of Yahoo!’s Global Media and Commerce division. Prior to Yahoo! she was a partner with Fuse Capital, a digital media venture capital firm, and was the head of entertainment for Fox Interactive Media where she led strategic initiatives in digital, including serving as a lead on envisioning, structuring, and negotiating the creation of Hulu. Ms Rosen has also held executive roles with The Walt Disney Company and leading movie information and ticketing company, Fandango. She built the foundation of her career at McKinsey & Company.

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 and Vice-President of the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

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

 

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