The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Thornton as
Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with five new Board members effective immediately.
The appointment of Lynda Cavalera, Pat Duffy, Marco Cicchine, Nicholas Ridis and Andrew Thornton increases the number of AMI Directors from six to seven.
Thornton said he was delighted to be appointed Chairman, and said he is looking forward to working with a
strong and united Board.
“I am very pleased and honoured to join the Board and to take on the role of Chairman. I look forward
to continuing the good work already undertaken to position the AMI for continued growth as Australia’s
pre-eminent body for marketing professionals.”
“I would also like to acknowledge and thank Kathy Hatzis for her outstanding work over the past few
months and I am pleased that she will continue in the role of Deputy Chair.”
Thornton added: “As with any professional body, the strength of the AMI lies in its membership and I am
keen to ensure that the Institute continues to be relevant and valued by all members and recognised
and respected by the Australian business community.”
AMI CEO Lee Tonitto said: “Andrew’s appointment, and that of the other new directors, strengthens our
position as the leading marketing body in Australia. All five directors bring years of experience and industry
knowledge to the Board and will provide invaluable guidance on advancing the profession.”
“I look forward to working with the new Board and would to thank retiring directors Darren Woolley, Graham Wright, Sally Webster and Mahesh Enjeti for their significant contributions to AMI over their tenure.”
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