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Winds of change: Ex-Ten CEO to head HT&E

Monday, 05 November 2018
By Jake Nelson

Proven track record: Hamish McLennan, HT&E.

Former Network Ten CEO Hamish McLennan has been appointed chair of Here, There and Everywhere (HT&E), to guide the company forward following its sale of Adshel to outdoor media company oOh!Media.

The appointment of the ex-TV executive is one more step away from print for HT&E, formerly APN News and Media, which has pivoted hard towards radio and digital following its rebrand last year. The company still owns Cody Out-of-Home, an outdoor advertising operation in Hong Kong, but no Australian print assets; its newspapers were sold to News Corp in 2016.

McLennan was appointed after an extensive search process by the Board of Directors. Paul Connolly, acting chair of HT&E, said McLennan was an outstanding choice to helm the company. “Hamish is an experienced media and marketing executive who brings unparalleled expertise to the Board, given the global roles he has held and his depth of understanding of the changing media landscape and the demands of advertisers,” he said. “He has a proven track record as an outstanding leader across the media and advertising sectors and will be invaluable as HT&E evolves post the sale of Adshel.”

McLennan said he is looking forward to taking up the position, citing the quality of HT&E’s assets, management, and balance sheet as attractive features of the company and vital for its future growth. “Radio is a fantastic medium with proven ongoing growth potential and HT&E has the leading metropolitan radio business in the country and the best radio talent in Australia. I am delighted to be joining HT&E at this pivotal point in its evolution.”

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