Following on from the appointment of its new CEO, Henry Tajer, over the weekend, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has today announced the appointment of Anthea Kane to the role of chief financial officer Australia and New Zealand.
Kane joins DAN from ANZ Banking Group where she has held multiple roles across more than 17 years, most recently as the CFO global technology, services and operations – a division of the Bank spanning 33 countries with more than 20,000 people.
Additional roles during Anthea’s career extend to several global businesses including Shell, Coopers & Lybrand, and KPMG.
As a strategic partner to the incoming DAN ANZ CEO, Henry Tajer, Kane will play a key role in executing and delivering on the group’s strategic, commercial, operational and financial objectives, as well as contributing to the organisation’s regional and global finance functions.
Kane will have dual reporting lines to both Henry Tajer and Simon Jones, DAN APAC CFO. She will join the DAN ANZ Board on her commencement with the company.
As DAN ANZ CFO, Kane will be supported by Jeff Askew, who has been promoted to the newly created role of deputy CFO after a period in the role of interim CFO. This key strategic role will manage all Commercial Finance as well as Dentsu Aegis Network’s Business Transformation Program, and acquisition integration activity.
Speaking of the appointment, Luke Speers, HR Director, Dentsu Aegis Network said, “Anthea is known for her strong stakeholder management, team engagement, and commitment to delivering real business value through transformation. I believe she is well positioned to lead Dentsu Aegis Network into an exciting next phase of growth.”
Kane added, “I am extremely pleased to be joining Dentsu Aegis Network. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work in such a well-respected, innovative and diverse organisation, and to partner with an exceptional leadership team to drive the strong performance of the business.”