Mandy Pattinson joined the Board in August 2023 as an independent, Non-Executive Director.
Mandy is currently an executive consultant, drawing on her more than 25 years experience in the media and entertainment industries both locally and internationally. Prior to this, Mandy spent more than 10 years at the global media giant, Discovery Communications. In her role as Executive Vice President and General Manager – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, Mandy led a team focusing on building audience engagement and driving the rapid growth of Discovery’s brand portfolio across subscription TV channels and on-demand services locally in Australia and New Zealand. Mandy previously held senior positions in the Consumer & Multimedia division of Optus across legal, regulatory, television and new media content. Mandy was also a Board member of ASTRA, the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association.
Mandy is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Master of Laws Degree from the University of NSW (Honours).
Matt Stanton was appointed Nine’s Chief Strategy Officer in August 2022 and Nine’s Chief Finance and Strategy Officer in August 2023. Stanton has strong experience as a commercial CEO, and has led general management, financial, transformation and growth areas across a range of sectors, including food and beverage, retail, and media.
Prior to joining Nine, Matt was the Chief Executive Officer of Barambah Organics, and has also held the position of Chief Transformation Officer at Woolworths, and Chief Executive Officer of Bauer Media (now Are Media).
Stanton played an integral role in negotiating Nine’s historic 10-year rights deals with the IOC for the Summer and Winter Olympic Games from 2024-2032 and the rights to the 2024 Paralympics. As of May 2023, he also stepped into the role of Managing Director, Olympics and Paralympics at Nine, in addition to his role as Chief Strategy Officer.
Educated in the UK, Stanton holds a BA in Finance and Accounting.
James Chessell was appointed Nine’s Managing Director, Publishing in 2021 with responsibility for The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WAToday.
He formerly worked on the editorial side of the Publishing business where he was Group Executive Editor – Australian Metro Publishing for three-and-a-half years and National Editor of The Herald and The Age with responsibility for federal politics, business and world coverage.
James is a Walkley Award-winning journalist who began his career as a reporter at The Age before working at The Herald, The Australian and The Financial Review where his roles included Business Editor and Europe Correspondent.
Alex Parsons was appointed Nine’s Chief Digital Officer in August 2021, leading the company’s digital vision, strategy and operations including the group product and technology divisions.
Alex has 20 years of executive leadership experience with both Australian and international digital and e-commerce businesses. He has worked across many parts of Nine, including the transition of the Microsoft/Nine joint venture of ninemsn to Nine Digital, the launch of nine.com.au, the launch of 9Now, the sale of the Fairfax events business and, most recently, led the rebrand and relaunch of the Drive automotive business.
Liana Dubois will be responsible for Nine’s total marketing and brand strategy to further accelerate audience and revenue growth across its diverse suite of assets (including television, radio, publishing, digital).
Liana brings more than 25 years’ experience across the Australian media landscape to the role of CMO. She joined Nine in 2013 as Director of Sales – Sydney, and has most recently held the role of Director of Powered, Nine’s full-service creative team which crafts content for advertisers across its print, digital, social and TV assets. Prior to joining Nine, Liana held strategy, sponsorship and sales roles at Network 10, and marketing and promotions at Southern Cross Austereo.
Darren Wick was appointed Director of News and Current Affairs in February 2012. He has been with the Nine Network for 23 years, and was Sydney News Director prior to his national appointment. His other roles over that period have included Executive Producer on A Current Affair and Today Show.
Prior to joining Nine, he began his career at News Ltd as a journalist on The Daily Mirror followed by a stint in the UK working in television news and current affairs at Worldwide Television News.
Vanessa Morley joined Nine as Director of People and Culture in May 2018.
Immediately before joining Nine, she was the Group Head of Talent for Coca-Cola Amatil, responsible for development of the talent, leadership and inclusion strategy across the Amatil business, for Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
Vanessa is a highly experienced HR leader, working across all aspects of HR strategy in senior roles with leading brands such as Qantas, Samsung and Insurance Australia Group. Her experience across multiple industries puts her in a unique position to develop innovative HR strategy for Nine.
Vanessa holds a Master of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Newcastle.
Tom Malone is Managing Director – Radio for Nine, overseeing radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR.
Prior to taking the role he spent four years as Nine’s
Director of Sport, leading the growth of the Wide World of Sports and its
relationships with major sporting codes, including Nine’s historic switch from
cricket to tennis in 2018.
Tom joined Nine in 2006 and has held roles as Executive
Producer of the Today Show (for six years) and Executive Producer of 60 Minutes
(for three years). In 2011, he founded the annual Gold Telethon for the Sydney
He started his media career in radio as a reporter and
producer for 2UE between 1999 and 2006.
Tom also serves as a Director of the Bradman Foundation on
behalf of Nine.
Rachel Launders joined Nine in 2015 as General Counsel and Company Secretary.
She has worked with the Nine group for over 10 years, having been a key external legal adviser as a partner at Gilbert + Tobin. Rachel has played a central role in many strategic and defining transactions for the Nine group, including its IPO and the acquisition of the Perth and Adelaide Nine stations, affiliate arrangements and major sports rights.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.