HT&E appoints ex Network Ten CEO Hamish McLennan as chairman

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Hamish McLennan has been appointed to the role of chairman for HT&E – the parent company of Australian Radio Network.

McLennan takes over from Paul Connolly, who was appointed acting chairman in September.

The former Network Ten CEO is the fourth person to hold the position of chair this year after the long-serving Peter Cosgrove resigned in June, and a short stint by Robert Kaye as acting chairman ended just last month.

McLennan said he looks forward to taking care of HT&E’s assets including ARN.

“Radio is a fantastic medium with proven ongoing growth potential and HT&E has the leading metropolitan radio business in the country and the best radio talent in Australia,” said McLennan.

“I am delighted to be joining HT&E at this pivotal point in its evolution.”

“Hamish is an experienced media and marketing executive who brings unparalleled expertise to the board, given the global roles he has held and his depth of understanding of the changing media landscape and the demands of advertisers,” added acting chairman Paul Connolly.

“He has a proven track record as an outstanding leader across the media and advertising sectors and will be invaluable as HT&E evolves post the sale of Adshel.”

McLennan served as CEO of Ten from 2013 to 2015, and also held the role of executive vice president at News Corp in Sydney and New York.

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