The Australian chief executive Nicholas Gray, today announced the appointment of Vaughan Cottier to the role of general manager sales.
Cottier will replace Rachel Savio, who has been promoted to the role of general manager local sales strategy – metro and regional publishing, reporting to Damian Eales, managing director – metro and regional publishing.
Gray said: “I am delighted to appoint Vaughan to this role. Vaughan has exceptional leadership and sales skills, and has been pivotal to The Australian delivering great campaigns for our customers and growing our advertising share over the past few years. His passion and experience in the industry make him the perfect person to spearhead Australia’s largest premium national and business multi-platform portfolio.”
Cottier has been the division’s deputy general manager sales for nearly two and a half years. He joined The Australian in 2013 from Fairfax Media where he had spent 12 years across a variety of media sales roles most recently the national group sales manager – finance media and Financial Review Group magazines.
Cottier said of his appointment: “I’m really looking forward to working directly with Nicholas and the leadership team to continue the strategic and commercial growth that we have seen in the last two years.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for The Australian and within News Corp as a whole and I hope to continue the work Rachel has done in leading our PANPA award winning sales team.”
Cottier will report to Gray and will commence his role on March 29.