Victoria Buchan

Victoria Buchan has many years’ experience in the corporate communications sphere. For the past six years she has served as Director of Communications & Public Relations at Nine, where she leads both corporate affairs and publicity.

She began her career as a journalist on the Daily Mirror in Sydney before joining Network Ten as a publicist and then moving to McElroy & McElroy as communications manager with Southern Star. 

Victoria joined Fox Studios Australia, where she led the entire communications strategy from planning until after its grand opening, which included managing a range of launches for the professional studio, post-production facilities and public facilities. 

She later joined the ABC as Director of Communications, responsible for managing government relations, community relations and corporate media relations. 
 Victoria is Director of the not-for-profit organisation, Adopt Change. 

Catherine West

Catherine West was appointed to the Board in May 2016 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and is the Chair of the People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Ms West has more than 25 years of business and legal affairs experience in the media industry, both in Australia and the UK. Her most recent executive role was Director of Legal – Content Commercial and Joint Ventures for Sky Plc in the UK. In this role, she was responsible for all of Sky’s content relationships, distribution, commercial activities and joint ventures.

Ms West has been a non-executive director since 2016 and in addition to Nine, serves on the Boards of ASX listed Monash IVF Group and Peter Warren Automotive. She is also a director and Vice-President of the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation, a director of NIDA and the NIDA Foundation Trust, and a Governor of Wenona School. She is a consultant to media companies internationally and to the healthcare sector.

Ms West is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney.

Mickie Rosen

Mickie Rosen served on the Fairfax Board from March 2017, before moving on to the Nine Board when Nine and Fairfax merged in December 2018. Ms Rosen has three decades of strategy, operating, and advisory experience at the intersection of media, technology, and e-commerce.  She has built and led businesses for iconic global brands such as Yahoo, Fox, and Disney, as well as early stage companies such as Hulu and Fandango.

Ms Rosen currently serves on public, private, and non-profit boards, including Bank of Queensland, Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corporation and Fabletics, and she advises early to growth stage companies.  Until recently, she served on the board of Pandora Media, and was the President of Tribune Interactive, the digital arm of Tribune Publishing, and concurrently the President of the Los Angeles Times. Ms Rosen also served as a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, and was a co-founder and partner of a boutique strategic advisory firm, Whisper Advisors.

Prior, Ms Rosen served as Senior Vice President of Global Media & Commerce for Yahoo, where she led Yahoo’s media division worldwide.  Prior to Yahoo, she was a partner with Fuse Capital, a consumer Internet focused venture capital firm, investing in early stage video, publishing, advertising technology, and e-commerce companies.  She was also an executive with Fox Interactive Media, Fandango, and The Walt Disney Company.  The foundation of Ms Rosen’s career was built with McKinsey & Company, and she holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Samantha Lewis

Samantha Lewis joined the Board in March 2017 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and is Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Ms Lewis is a chartered accountant, with extensive experience in accounting, finance, auditing, risk management, corporate governance, capital markets and due diligence. Ms Lewis has been a non-executive director since 2014, and in addition to Nine Entertainment, serves on the Boards of ASX-listed Orora Ltd and Aurizon Holdings Ltd and is also the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.

Prior to becoming a non-executive director, Ms Lewis spent 20 years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu including 14 years as a Partner. In that role, she led the audit of a number of major Australian listed companies, in the retail/fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and industrial sectors. During her time at Deloitte, Ms Lewis also provided accounting advice and transactional advisory services, including due diligence, IPOs and debt/equity raisings.

Andrew Lancaster

Andrew Lancaster is CEO of the WIN Corporation and Birketu Pty Ltd, Nine Entertainment Co’s largest individual shareholder. 

After more than 28 years working in the media sector, Andrew has extensive experience in both metropolitan, and regional television and radio.  He has a broad knowledge of strategic, structural, operational, financial and resource management as well as a proven history of driving strong revenue growth across all areas of these businesses.

He is currently a Director of Free TV Australia, Broadcast Transmission Services and NRL team St George Illawarra Dragons.

Andrew holds a Master of Commerce Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Economics and Management, both from the University of Wollongong. 

Nick Falloon

Prior to the merger of Nine and Fairfax, Mr Falloon was chairman of the Fairfax Board before taking up the role of deputy chairman of Nine in December 2018. He is also chairman of Domain Holdings Australia. Mr Falloon has had 30 years’ experience in the media industry, 19 years working for the Packer-owned media interests from 1982 until 2001.

Mr Falloon served as CEO of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) from 1998 to 2001 and before that as Chief Executive Officer of PBL Enterprises and Group Financial Director of PBL. The PBL experiences provided a strong background in the television, pay TV, magazine, radio and digital industries.

From 2002, Mr Falloon spent nine years as Executive Chairman and CEO of Ten Network Holdings. He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) from Waikato University in New Zealand.

Peter Costello

Peter Costello was appointed to the Board in February 2013 as an independent, Non-Executive Director and in March 2016 became Chairman of the Board. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Mr Costello is currently Chairman of the Board of Guardians of Australia’s Future Fund and serves on a number of domestic and international advisory boards. He commenced his career as a solicitor, and then a barrister.  Mr Costello was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1990 to 2009 and Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007.  From 2009, Mr Costello has worked as a corporate advisor in the field of mergers, acquisitions and foreign investment.

He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) and a Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Monash University. In 2011, Mr Costello was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Mike Sneesby

Mr Sneesby was appointed Chief Executive, and Director of Nine in April 2021. Prior to this, Mike was the CEO of Nine’s Subscription Video On Demand business, Stan, since its inception in 2013.

Mike is an experienced media executive with a depth of local and international experience. He was formerly the CEO of the Microsoft/Nine Entertainment e-commerce joint venture, Cudo, up until its sale in 2013. Prior to that, Mike set up the Invision IPTV service in Dubai as Vice President of IPTV for the Saudi Telecom/Astra Malaysia joint venture lntigral. Before joining lntigral, he headed Corporate Strategy and Business Development at ninemsn (joint venture between Nine and Microsoft) where he led the company’s corporate strategy function and established a portfolio of high growth digital media businesses including the start-up of MSN New Zealand and management of the EPG and listings business HWW. Prior to ninemsn, Mike led a company-wide program for Optus, rolling out and launching their national ADSL broadband network.

Mike spent his earlier career in leadership and consulting positions gaining broad experience in digital media, technology and telecommunications in Australia, Asia and the USA. He holds an Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.