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Fairfax appoints two new directors

Thursday 2nd September 2010

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Fairfax Media has appointed two new directors Michael Anderson and Gregory Hywood.

Chairman Roger Corbett says the appointments mark the completion of the board renewal process announced in late 2009.

Anderson has had a long career in the radio industry including as chief executive of Austereo from 2003 until January 2010. He began his career in sales at Austereo in 1990 and also held positions including executive director of sales and marketing and chief operating officer.

During his time as chief executive he focused the company on building strong station brands and adapting the business to the changing media market including building and maintaining market leadership and developing new strategic directions. The focus was on target audiences and adapting to increased competition.

He also launched a nationwide digital network and Australia's first digital radio station. He has been a leader in adapting radio to the digital era.

Hywood has enjoyed a long career in the media and government. He is a Walkley Award winning journalist, he held a number of senior management positions at Fairfax including publisher and editor in chief of each of The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald/Sun Herald and The Age.

He also held the position of Group Publisher Fairfax magazines.


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