Ita Buttrose Tops B&T’s Women In Media Power List 2019

Ita Buttrose Tops B&T’s Women In Media Power List 2019

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.


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