Cathy O’Connor Joins oOh!media as New CEO

Tristan Cotterill

oOh!media Limited (ASX: OML) has announced the appointment of Cathy O’Connor as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, from early 2021.

She brings extensive sales experience from her 35 years working for Australian media organisations, including the last 12 years as CEO of Nova Entertainment Group and five years prior to that as Managing Director of DMG Radio. Cathy O’Connor is recognised as one of the most influential leaders in Australian media today.

Her appointment follows a global search for a replacement for founder and CEO Brendon Cook, who earlier this year announced his intention to stand down from the role after more than 30 years.

Cathy O’Connor will join the oOh!media’s executive team in early 2021. Brendon Cook will continue to consult until at least the end of 2021.

Chair of the oOh! Board, Tony Faure said that the company was delighted to have secured a new CEO of Cathy’s quality to drive oOh!’s growth and continued success. He was quoted as saying “The Board was pleased to be able to attract a high-quality field of candidates, and after significant consideration we felt Cathy was the ideal person to lead oOh! in its next stage of growth. We would also like to place on record our thanks to Brendon for his continued commitment and professionalism in navigating through the pandemic, and for agreeing to stay on until the end of this year.”.

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