Nikki Clarkson promoted, joins SCA’s leadership team

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Southern Cross Austereo has announced that Nikki Clarkson has been promoted to the role of chief marketing & communications officer, and will join the SCA leadership team.

Clarkson moves from the role of head of marketing & communications, and SCA CEO Grant Blackley announced her new position will be in place from January 1, 2020.

She’ll also be joined on the leadership team by two more new positions – chief people & culture officer and chief content officer – once those new positions are filled.

“Nikki has made an enormous contribution to the company and is truly deserving of this promotion,” said Blackley.

“I have had the privilege of mentoring Nikki over the last few years – and I have seen her grow both professionally and personally.”

Blackley went on to explain that Clarkson’s role had naturally expanded in recent times and the promotion reflected this.

“We are acutely aware that Nikki’s role is no longer purely radio marketing – it encompasses linear (FM, DAB+ and TV), on-demand (Podcasting and Digital), corporate marketing and, most recently, group corporate communications.

“Nikki is a talented, passionate and committed executive and we know she will be a wonderful addition to the leadership team.”

Clarkson first joined SCA almost 12 years ago, and has this year added the responsibility of managing the corporate and trade communications team to her role.

“I do feel privileged to work with such a premium brand portfolio and the biggest radio brands in the country to create a truly national strategy.

“SCA has an incredible depth of creativity and talent and as a diverse media company, it’s a great opportunity as a marketer to work across the entire business, including PodcastOne, our DAB stations and our other new digital audio products.

“I’m looking forward to joining the leadership team as marketing continues to play an integral role in SCA’s success.”

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