Jeremy Child Scores New Role As HT&E’s Chief Legal Officer

Jeremy Child Scores New Role As HT&E’s Chief Legal Officer
B&T Magazine
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HT&E has announced the appointment of HT&E company secretary and taxation director, Jeremy Child to the role of chief legal officer and company secretary.

Child (featured image) joined HT&E in 2015 as group taxation manager and took on the expanded role of company secretary in August 2019.

In his new role, Child will report to CEO, Ciaran Davis, join the executive leadership team, and continue to play the important role of company secretary for HT&E, whilst assuming responsibility for its Legal function.

“Jeremy’s appointment signals a shift in the focus of the legal function to becoming greater strategic advisors and partners to the business and is a great opportunity to leverage the depth of his experience across corporate governance, legal and
taxation,” said ARN CEO, Ciaran Davis.

“Jeremy has been with HT&E since 2015 and has made several significant contributions to the business, most recently playing a key role in the acquisition of Grant Broadcasters and settling the ATO matters.”

Child previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly ABN AMRO), dealing in a range of tax matters, including advising on transactions, products, governance and managing tax audits.

He also consulted at tax firms, such as providing R&D advice with MJ&A and GST advice with PwC.

Child is a legal practitioner holding a BBus/LLB from UTS, an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics, and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia.

In addition to Child’s promotion, further changes to the legal team have been made. These include senior legal counsel, Justine Mitchell who will soon join ARN from Warner Music Australia, where she was business affairs manager, to provide a broad range of media law advice to the business, including iHeartRadio, podcasting and ARN’s broadcast radio operations.

Mitchell joins the existing legal team of Sarah Hook (senior legal counsel of ARN Regional) and Jessica O’Neill (legal counsel). ARN is also looking to recruit a further lawyer to its team.

Irene McMonnies, ARN’s director of legal and business affairs since 2019, is leaving ARN to join Screen Australia.

In January, ARN completed their acquisition of Grant Broadcasters, the largest regional radio operator in the country, which now brings ARN’s total stable of owned and represented brands to 135 stations across 71 markets.

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