APN News & Media Limited has appointed long-standing News Limited executive Michael Miller as its CEO starting in mid-June.
Miller is currently the NSW regional director for News Limited and has been in senior executive roles at News Limited since 1997, and a director of the company since 2004.
APN has been on the look out for a new CEO since the troubled departure of Brett Chenoweth in February of this year. Last month two possible successors, head of digital Matt Crockett and regional media division head Warren Bright squeezed out.
Prior to his current role, Miller was managing director of Nationwide News 2011-2012, the managing director of Advertiser News Media from 2004-2010, and News Limited’s group marketing director from 1997 – 2004.
He is also a director of the Committee for Sydney, Waratahs Rugby, carsguide.com.au, the Audit Bureau of Circulations, and is a previous director of Fox Sports Australia.
APN chairman Peter Cosgrove said Miller’s experience in publishing, digital, broadcast and sports businesses would be of significant benefit to APN.
“We are currently focused on re-engineering our publishing operations in both Australia and New Zealand, expanding our digital business to interact more closely with the publishing operations, as well as creating new products and Michael is the right person to lead this process,” said Cosgrove.
Miller is also familiar with the New Zealand media landscape, having been a director of Sky NetworkTelevision Limited for ten years, as it grew to become a top 10 NZ listed company.
“I have a lot of confidence in the well established brands that are part of the APN portfolio. A lot of progress has been made in recent years across the radio and outdoor businesses,” said Miller.
“Whilst there are undoubted challenges ahead for media businesses, the opportunity to align these strong brands with APN’s digital assets, and develop new integrated opportunities was too good to pass up.”
Mr Miller’s remuneration comprises a base salary of $1.2 million per annum plus short and long term incentives consistent with market practice.
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