Secondary Title

Board of Directors

James Warburton

James Warburton

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

 
James Warburton

James Warburton

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director


James Warburton was appointed as the new CEO of APN Outdoor from 22 January 2018.

James is a world-class senior executive with vast expertise in the media, marketing and advertising sectors.

Most recently James was the CEO of V8 Supercars where he drove significant growth in the sport and delivered unprecedented broadcast, sponsorship and funding deals.

James has held senior leadership roles at media buying company Universal McCann, the Seven Network and Network Ten.

Doug Flynn

Doug Flynn

Independent non-executive Chairman

 
Doug Flynn

Doug Flynn

Independent non-executive Chairman


Doug has over 30 years of international experience in the media and information and communication technology industries, including holding various senior management and board positions. Previously, Doug was Chief Executive of newspaper publisher Davies Brothers Limited, which was acquired by News Corporation in 1989 and in 1994 was appointed the Managing Director of News International Plc based in London. After leaving News International in 1998, Doug joined Aegis Group Plc and was appointed as CEO in 1999, where he was instrumental in doubling the size of the company and established a global market research business Synovate and internet services business Isobar. From 2005 to 2008, Doug served as the Chief Executive of facilities management provider Rentokil Initial Plc. Doug returned to Australia in 2008 and from April 2008 to April 2012 was a consultant to and a director of Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Ltd, the leading private television company in China.

Pat O Sullivan

Pat O'Sullivan

Independent non-executive Director

 
Pat O Sullivan

Pat O'Sullivan

Independent non-executive Director


Pat has over 30 years of international commercial and business management experience, including holding various senior management and board positions. Previously, Pat was Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director of Nine Entertainment Co., as well as serving as Chairman of NineMSN. Previous to this, Pat was the CFO of Optus, and has also held a number of positions at Goodman Fielder, Burns, Philp & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Lisa Chung

Lisa Chung

Independent non-executive Director

 
Lisa Chung

Lisa Chung

Independent non-executive Director


Lisa is a consultant and was, previously, a commercial property partner with law firm, Maddocks.  Lisa brings more than 25 years of legal experience in a wide range of commercial property transactions acting for major government and corporate clients. Her areas of legal expertise include sales and acquisitions of industrial and commercial real estate, commercial leasing, real estate development and the real estate aspects of infrastructure projects. Lisa joined Maddocks in March 2011, after more than 15 years as a partner at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). While a partner of Blake Dawson, Lisa spent several years serving on the firm’s board and in senior management roles, including as Sydney Managing Partner and as the Executive Partner with responsibility for the Property Projects and Government Group and for strategy relating to People and Culture.

Jack Matthews

Jack Matthews

Independent non-executive Director

 
Jack Matthews

Jack Matthews

Independent non-executive Director


Jack brings extensive knowledge of the evolving digital media landscape, strong commercial networks and experience in executing and successfully integrating digital business acquisitions. Jack has held a number of senior leadership positions within the digital media and subscription television industries in Australia and New Zealand. Since 2006 Jack played an integral role in the success of Fairfax’s digital strategy, first as CEO of Fairfax Digital and most recently as CEO of Fairfax Metropolitan Media. Jack has also held senior positions in the USA and Japan.



Executive Leadership Team

James Warburton

James Warburton

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

 
James Warburton

James Warburton

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director


James Warburton was appointed as the new CEO of APN Outdoor from 22 January 2018.

James is a world-class senior executive with vast expertise in the media, marketing and advertising sectors.

Most recently James was the CEO of V8 Supercars where he drove significant growth in the sport and delivered unprecedented broadcast, sponsorship and funding deals.

James has held senior leadership roles at media buying company Universal McCann, the Seven Network and Network Ten.

Andrew Hines

Andrew Hines

Chief Operating Officer

 
Andrew Hines

Andrew Hines

Chief Operating Officer


Andrew Hines is the Chief Operating Officer of APN Outdoor and is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the business in Australia.

Prior to this, Andrew worked for Cody Outdoor as Finance & Commercial Director. He then served as Chief Financial Officer of APN Outdoor before being appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2006.

Charlotte Valente

Charlotte Valente

General Manager - Marketing

 
Charlotte Valente

Charlotte Valente

General Manager - Marketing


Charlotte Valente is APN Outdoor’s General Manager – Marketing, responsible for driving initiatives to maximise the company’s market presence across Australia and New Zealand. Charlotte joined APN Outdoor on 19th February 2018

Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience in connecting brands to people, working in senior roles across sales and marketing, consulting, strategy and sponsorship divisions in numerous reputable companies.

Mark Fairhurst

Mark Fairhurst

General Manager - Sales

 
Mark Fairhurst

Mark Fairhurst

General Manager - Sales


Mark leads our dedicated Sales Team to provide advertisers with the best Outdoor advertising solutions in Australia.

Mark joined APN Outdoor in December 2013 and brings over 20 years of media experience from television, print and Outdoor advertising. He is highly regarded in the industry, not just for sales leadership and his intimate knowledge of the media landscape, but for his tenacity and ability to get the job done.

Annaliese van Riet

Annaliese van Riet

Head of People, Culture and Performance

 
Annaliese van Riet

Annaliese van Riet

Head of People, Culture and Performance


Annaliese van Riet leads our People & Culture function across Australia & New Zealand, with responsibility for driving the overall strategic direction of the HR function that inspires and enables a culture of innovation and high-performance.

Annaliese has a long history of building and enabling performance cultures in the media and technology sectors in both Australia & the UK. Annaliese was previously HR Director ANZ for Pandora Media; and prior to that, senior HR lead for the advertising sales, product and technology functions at Fairfax Media through times of significant digital transformation; and in the UK Annaliese built the HR function of a start-tech technology business taking them through to acquisition.

Mike Watkins

Mike Watkins

Country Head, New Zealand

 
Mike Watkins

Mike Watkins

Country Head, New Zealand


Mike Watkins is the General Manager of APN Outdoor New Zealand. Mike is responsible for driving the development and growth of New Zealand operation.

Watkins has been in the advertising industry in NZ market for over 20 years, and comes most recently from being Head of social@Ogilvy. Previous to this, Mike was the COO and Founder of Post Creative Group, Group General Manager at Designworks, and also held senior roles at DDB and M&C Saatchi in Auckland.

His knowledge and experience are a huge asset to APN Outdoor and will help continue to drive Outdoor growth in the future.

Philip Knox

Philip Knox

Chief Financial Officer

 
Philip Knox

Philip Knox

Chief Financial Officer


Mr Knox has more than 30 years’ experience in CFO, Board and finance leadership roles including 11 years as CFO of Austar United Communications up to its sale to Foxtel, and 9 years at Ten Network Holdings.

Over the past four years, Mr Knox was Chief Operating Officer, CFO and Company Secretary at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Mr Knox has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute Company Secretaries, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School.

Keep up to date

Join the APN Outdoor mailing list to receive the latest news

Email Alerts