ARN’s New Boss: Tony Kendall
Tony Kendall has been appointed as the new CEO for ARN. He will be responsible for driving the overall strategic direction, growth and operations of the radio business, as well as overseeing the expansion of the iHeartRadio platform in Australia.
Tony joins ARN from Bauer Media where he is currently director of sales. He joined Bauer in early 2013 from News Corp Australia where he spent over 23 years in senior commercial management roles across Melbourne, Sydney and New York including a year as the CEO of the Australian magazine division.
Ciaran Davis, chief executive of APN News & Media (APN) said: “It is an exciting time for Tony to be joining APN as the Company continues its strategy of growth across its broad range of assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
“ARN is a business with a strong executive leadership team, Australia’s most loved on-air personalities and award-winning content teams who create the most compelling, accessible and engaging content that audiences love. As a senior commercial executive with extensive leadership experience, I look forward to Tony joining ARN and APN’s executive leadership team.”
Tony Kendall said: “It is a fantastic time to be joining APN as ARN continues to strengthen its proposition for advertisers and consumers. ARN is an innovative media and entertainment company and the market leader with a large and engaged audience base. There is huge opportunity for continued growth and I’m looking forward to working with Ciaran and the ARN management team in continuing the business’ momentum in the market.”