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John Hartigan

Non-Executive Chairman (appointed 15 May 2014)


Mr Hartigan headed News Corporation's Australian operations as chairman and chief executive officer of News Limited (now known as News Corp Australia). Mr Hartigan was a director of News Limited, Queensland Press, Advertiser Newspapers and The Herald and Weekly Times Limited.

 

He was also a director of FOXTEL and chairman of Australian News Channel, which owns and operates Sky News. He has worked in advisory positions for the American Australian Association and the NSW Export and Investment Advisory Board.


Mr Hartigan is a trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust and was previously chairman of Destination NSW.

     
 
                 
     

Ian Neal

Non-Executive Director (appointed 6 June 2008)


Mr Neal is a Chairman for The Executive Connection (TEC) and consults on business strategy and implementation from a perspective of maximising shareholder value. Prior to establishing this practice, Mr Neal was co-founder and Managing Director of Nanyang Ventures Pty Limited from 1993 to 2004.

 

Mr Neal’s professional background is in financial markets, commencing as an equities analyst and moving through various banking positions until establishing Nanyang Ventures Pty Limited. Mr Neal is a past National President of The Securities Institute of Australia and was a member of the first ASX Corporate Governance Council and is a Life member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.


He is Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

           
 
                
     

Peter Macourt

Non-Executive Director (appointed 1 September 2014)


Mr Macourt is a former director and chief operating officer of News Limited. While at News Limited he served as a director of Premier Media, which owns and operates the Fox Sports channel group, FOXTEL, Independent Newspapers Limited and a number of subsidiary and associates of The News Corporation Limited.


Mr Macourt is Chairman of Virtus Health Limited and a director and former Chair of Sky Network Television Limited (NZ) 


Mr Macourt is Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

              
 
          
     

Cass O’Connor

Non-Executive Director (appointed 21 April 2015)

 

Ms O’Connor runs her own successful corporate advisory, coming after a twenty year career that included working for Carnegie, Wylie & Company, Goldman Sachs (Australia) L.L.C, Turnbull & Partners and Deutsche Bank. 

 

She has over 30 years’ experience as a board director of ASX listed companies, Federal and State government entities and unlisted entities.

 

Ms O’Connor is a director of Goalpost Pictures and Carriageworks.

 

Ms O'Connor is a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.

                     
 
                         
     

Robbie Sefton

Non-Executive Director (appointed 8 April 2019)

 

Robbie is a wool, meat and grain farmer, and managing director of Seftons, a national strategic marketing communications company based in Tamworth, NSW.

 

 

Robbie has been a member on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Small Business Finance Panel. She is currently the Deputy Chair of the National Australia Day Council and a board member of the newly created Cooperative Research Centre for High Performing Soils.

 

 

Recently, the federal government’s Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management appointed Robbie as Chair of the Independent Panel for the Assessment of Social and Economic Conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin. Prior to that Robbie served as a committee member reviewing telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia, as appointed by the federal Minister for Regional Services.

 

 

Robbie’s achievements include being named a Westpac/Australian Financial Review Woman of Influence, AgriFutures Australia NSW Rural Woman of the Year and she is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program which was also a board member of the Foundation for six years.

                     
 
                         
     

Ian Audsley

Chief Executive Officer (appointed 16 June 2010)

Executive Director (appointed 24 June 2010)

 

Mr Audsley has had over 30 years’ experience in the television industry.

 

He has held various senior executive roles at the Seven Network, the Nine Network, TV3 New Zealand and Southern Cross Television.

                     
 
                         
       
       

 

 

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