News Corp Australia has announced a number of key commercial leadership changes to the company’s publishing operations.
The changes follow the December 2016 acquisition of the Australian Regional Media business and are being introduced as the next stage of the integration of ARM into the News Corp Australia business.
Jason Scott, current executive general manager of the Courier Mail, Sunday Mail and Quest community business, has been appointed as managing director, QLD and NT. This is a new single operating division combining all of News Corp Australia’s metro, regional and community titles in Qld, northern NSW and the NT.
Neil Monaghan, current managing director regional media, has been appointed to a national role as managing director, publishing operations. Monaghan led the first phase of the ARM integration and will now picks up responsibility for publishing operations, including procurement, logistics and production across the country.
Peter Zavecz, current managing director HWT commercial, has been appointed as managing director Victoria and Tasmania, commercial. In this expanded role, Zavecz will take on management responsibility for Hobart and Geelong in addition to the HWT business.
At the same time, Nick Trompf has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. Nick has had an outstanding 30-year career with News Corp Australia. Most recently, Trompf had been executive general manager of News Regional Media where he has played a key role in driving the successful acquisition and integration of Australian Regional Media.
News Corp Australia’s chief operating officer, publishing, Damian Eales, said the changes are designed to build state-based structures that will ensure the company is better placed to serve local communities and advertisers.
“For the communities we serve, these changes will enable commercial and editorial teams to work together to publish more local news, sport and entertainment than ever before,” Eales said.
“For advertisers, these changes will enable us to serve more needs by aligning our many different products and services into simple-to-execute and highly efficient media partnerships.”
Swinburne University of Technology has launched a series of Bootcamp Graduate Certificate courses, developed in partnership with FourthRev. The courses, an Australian-first, will upskill career changers and provide students the capabilities required to thrive in the digital economy. They are available on-campus and through its online arm, Swinburne Online. Alongside completing projects which will emulate […]
PayPal has partnered with Welcome to Country, Australia’s first Indigenous-led not-for-profit marketplace, which showcases businesses that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Welcome to Country launched in 2019, providing an online platform for Indigenous experience providers across tours, day treks, scenic flights, bush food, festivals, art and cultural experiences. When the pandemic hit, the […]
Former liberal politician and female icon Julie Bishop has further cemented her celebrity status by scoring her very own Barbie doll. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Barbie creators Mattel, created the Barbie doll in Bishop’s likeness to honour her achievements. Unfortunately, the Julie Bishop Barbie won’t be for sale. Instead, the one-off doll was […]
Full-service digital marketing agency Whitehat Agency has launched its new website and branding, with the end-to-end project delivered by its own team of experienced in-house website designers, developers and UX specialists. After a challenging 2020, Whitehat Agency has experienced a very positive 2021 to date, onboarding nine new clients including The Dog Mum, Handpicked Wines, Compost […]
Award-winning house and land provider, Thrive Homes has launched a new brand campaign to encourage homebuyers worried about the complicated process of building a new home to say 'no' to stress and 'yes' to an efficient, more affordable new home without compromising quality by making 'The Clever Choice' and choosing Thrive.
Fast-growing fintech startup DiviPay has announced the appointment of one of Australia’s most influential and reputable public figures in the accounting world, Trent McLaren, as its head of accounting. The move will enable Divipay to expand its reach into the accounting industry, with the aim of growing its business customer base. DiviPay, Australia’s first virtual […]
Independent agency Adhesive has been appointed the public relations agency of record in Australia for the Domain Group, a leading property technology and services marketplace. The appointment will see Adhesive support PR & communications and campaign media activity for Domain, across consumer, corporate and B2B market remits. Adhesive will work closely with Domain’s in-house communications, […]
Sean Szeps is a gay father and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community who believes he does not know enough about those within his community that have different gender and sexual identities to his own. Feeling compelled to explore the unique experiences of every member of the community, Szeps’ new podcast, Come Out Wherever […]