Hit Network’s Gemma Fordham gone
Head of SCA’s Hit Network, Gemma Fordham, has left the company in the wake of changes to the radio network leadership teams.
SCA will appoint a brand agnostic Head of Metro Content early in the new year, which aligns to its regional structural change earlier this year that saw Blair Woodcock appointed as SCA’s Head of Content – Regional.
The new Metro role will sit across both networks and work closely with local Content Directors. The change means that SCA will no longer have separate, brand-aligned Heads of Network.
Gemma Fordham “has made the decision to leave SCA to enjoy an extended break with her family.”
The change also affects Mike Fitzpatrick, whose role as Head of Triple M Network will no longer exist. There is no word of what is in store for Fitzy at this stage.
Chief Content Officer Dave Cameron has told Radio Today:
“After returning to SCA six years ago, Gemma Fordham has led the Hit Network through several major brand changes in Adelaide, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, a station realignment in Perth, continued the success of The Fox, and has built and developed several new shows and talent across the country including creating the hugely successful Carrie and Tommy show which has become SCA’s next legacy Drive show.
“She has also led the charge with developing the next wave of great content directors coming through the Hit Network, as well as creating many of Hit’s big national moments including Spicy Meatballs, and more recently giving away a million dollars with Alphabucks.
“SCA wishes Gemma all the best and thanks her for the significant contribution to Hit content over many years.”