APN Outdoor Group Appoints New CEO

APN Outdoor Group Limited (ASX: APO) announced the appointment of James Warburton as Chief Executive Officer, effective 22 January 2018.

APN Outdoor Chairman, Doug Flynn, welcomed the appointment of Mr Warburton as a key step in APN Outdoor’s continued growth trajectory.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Flynn said, “We are excited to have James join as APN Outdoor’s next CEO. He brings to the company extensive executive leadership experience, with a significant understanding of complex media environments including out-of-home media, dealing with key advertisers and media agencies, developing new income streams, and dealing with technological change and digital disruption.

“On behalf of the Board, I welcome James to the APN Outdoor team. We also thank Wayne Castle for his significant contribution as Interim CEO during this period of change. Wayne will revert to his previous role as CFO upon James’ commencement with the group.”

Mr Warburton comes to APN Outdoor with 16 years’ experience in CEO roles with V8 Supercars Australia, Ten Network Holdings, and Universal McCann. Mr Warburton was also a Director of Eye Corp, Ten Network’s out-of-home media business.

In addition to his CEO experience, Mr Warburton also has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales leadership roles at Seven Network, Yahoo! 7, DDB Needham and McCann Erickson. This included eight years as Chief Sales and Digital Officer at Seven Group with responsibility for the sales function across Seven Network, Yahoo!7 and Pacific Magazines.

Mr Warburton’s hands-on experience leading companies within the media sector, navigating evolving technology platforms, and creating value for stakeholders, means he is very well positioned to lead APN Outdoor through its next growth phase.


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