Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

  • Nick Falloon, Chairman

Mr Falloon was appointed to the Board in May 2015. 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 television, pay TV, magazines, radio and digital industries. From 2002 Mr Falloon spent nine years as Executive Chairman and CEO of Ten Network Holdings. Mr Falloon holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) from Waikato University in New Zealand. 


  • Patrick Allaway

    Mr Allaway was appointed to the Board on 15 April 2016 and has had 30 years experience in the global financial industry. 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 he has been Chairman and co-founder of Saltbush Capital Markets, a privately owned corporate advisory and funds management business. Mr Allaway is also a Non-Executive Director of Metcash Limited, Woolworths South Africa (WHL), David Jones and The Country Road Group.


  • Michael Anderson

Mr Anderson has had a long career in the radio industry including as Chief Executive of Austereo Limited from 2003 until January 2010. During his time as Chief Executive he focused the company on building strong station brands and adapting the business to the changing media market, including building and maintaining market leadership and developing new strategic directions, focusing on target audiences and adapting to increased competition. He has been a leader in adapting radio to the digital era and is Director of OzTAM Pty Limited and Chairman of Ooh! Media Limited.

 

  • Jack Cowin

Mr Cowin is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia, a business that has grown from a single food service outlet to one that employees more than 16,000 staff throughout Australia. Mr Cowin moved to Australia from Canada to establish his business.  In addition to operating 350 restaurants in Australia, the company operates five manufacturing facilities producing frozen value-added meat products as well as processing fresh vegetables. It exports to 29 countries. Mr Cowin is also Chairman and largest shareholder of Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd, a listed public company, and Director and largest shareholder of Bridgeclimb. 

 

  • Greg Hywood, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Hywood has enjoyed a long career in the media and government. A Walkley Award winning journalist, he has held a number of senior management positions at Fairfax including Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of each of The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald/ Sun Herald and The Age. He also held the position of Group Publisher Fairfax magazines. He was Executive Director Policy and Cabinet in the Victorian Premier's Department between 2004 and 2006, and from 2006 to 2010 was Chief Executive of Tourism Victoria. 

 

  • Sandra McPhee AM

Ms McPhee was appointed to the Board of Directors on 26 February 2010. She is a Director of AGL Energy Limited and Kathmandu Limited. Her previous Directorships include Scentre Group (previously Westfield Retail Trust), Australia Post, Coles Group Limited and Perpetual Limited. Prior to becoming a Non-Executive Director, Ms McPhee held senior executive positions in a range of consumer orientated industries including retail, tourism and aviation, including 10 years with Qantas Airways Limited. 

 

  • James Millar AM

Mr Millar is the former Chief Executive Officer of Ernst & Young (EY) in the Oceania Region and was a Director on their Global Board. Mr Millar commenced his career in the Insolvency and Reconstruction practice at EY, conducting some of the largest corporate workouts of the early 1990's. He has qualifications in both business and accounting. Mr Millar is a Non-Executive Director of Mirvac Limited, Slater & Gordon and Macquarie Radio Network Limited. He is Chairman of both the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation and Forestry Corporation of NSW. Mr Millar serves a number of charities where he is the Chairman of The Smith Family, and is a Trustee of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation. He is a former Chairman of Fantastic Holdings Limited and Helloworld Limited.  

 

  • Linda Nicholls AO

Mrs Nicholls has more than 30 years'  experience as a senior executive and company Director in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. She is currently the Chair of Japara Healthcare and Keolis Downer and a Director of Pacific Brands and Medibank Private. Mrs Nicholls holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where she was formerly Trustee and Vice President of The Harvard Business School Alumni Board. 

 

  • Todd Sampson

Mr Sampson is the national Chief Executive Officer of Australia's leading communications company, Leo Burnett Australia and a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Qantas Airways Limited. He has an MBA and has spent nearly 20 years working as a strategic advisor with a diverse range of expertise including marketing, communication, digital transformation, new media, reputational risk and corporate turnaround. Both News Limited and The Australian Financial Review ranked him as one of Australia's most influential executives. He is also a writer, producer and host on a number of TV shows including Gruen Planet, The Project and award winning documentary Redesign My Brain. Outside of work, he enjoys mountaineering and has climbed to the top of Mount Everest, unguided. 

 

Committees

Audit and Risk Committee

  • Linda Nicholls AO (Chairperson) 
  • James Millar AM
  • Patrick Allaway

People and Culture Committee

  • Sandra McPhee AM (Chairperson)
  • Michael Anderson
  • Jack Cowin

Nominations Committee

  • James Millar AM
  • Linda Nicholls AO