Ita Buttrose has come out on top of B&T’s Women in Media Power list for 2019.
On Friday night, B&T honoured the best and brightest females in the industry at the annual B&T Women in Media Awards. Honouring 18 women across 21 categories, the night was a true celebration and inspiration. And, as usual, we also compiled a list of the most powerful women in the industry.
Starting with 382 names, B&T put our sweat and tears into whittling that number down to 30.
This year’s winner was clear in our eyes: the indomitable Ita Buttrose, who was, in fact, the winner of our Lifetime Achievement award last year.
Though Ita could not join us on the night, she did send in a video accepting the Power List award. In her speech she said: “Power and influence come with enormous responsibility. I will always do my best to exercise wise judgement.”
Check out the B&T Women in Media Power List in full below:
|1. Ita Buttrose – Chair, ABC|
|2. Cathy O’Connor – CEO, NOVA Entertainment|
|3. Aimee Buchanan – CEO, OMD Australia|
|4. Melinda Geertz – CEO, Leo Burnett Australia|
|5. Katie Rigg-Smith – CEO, Mindshare Australasia|
|6. Kimberlee Wells – CEO, TBWA\Melbourne and Adelaide|
|7. Nicola Lewis – chief investment officer, GroupM|
|8. Melissa Fein – CEO, Initiative Australia|
|9. Fiona Johnston – CEO, UM Australia|
|10. Gayle While, CEO, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne|
|11. Lesley Edwards – CEO, Ikon Communications|
|12. Nickie Scriven – CEO, Zenith Australia|
|13. Virginia Hyland – founder and principal, Hyland Media|
|14. Siobhan McKenna – Group Director – Broadcasting for News Corp Australia|
|15. Imogen Hewitt – group managing director, Havas Media Australia|
|16. Kirsty Muddle – owner and founding partner, Cummins&Partners|
|17. Melanie Silva – Google MD|
|18. Ellie Rogers, Head of Agency, Facebook|
|19. Lizzie Young – group content strategy director, Nine Entertainment Co.|
|20. Kieran Moore – chair, opr/CEO of PR and PA, WPP AUNZ|
|21. Louise Barrett – managing director sales, News Corp|
|22. Jane Waterhouse, General Manager, Story54 Bauer Media Australia|
|23. Lorraine Jokovic – CEO, LOUD|
|24. Priya Patel – MD, DDB Sydney|
|25. Suzanne Steele, Managing Director ANZ, Adobe|
|26. Pip Marlow – CEO at Salesforce Australia|
|27. Suzy Nicoletti – Twitter MD|
|28. Sunita Gloster – Chief Customer Officer, WPP AUNZ|
|29. Kim Portrate – CEO, ThinkTV Australia|
|30. Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer, Network 10|
And to find out who took home which gong at this year’s Women in Media Awards, click here.