SCA’s Grant Blackley appointed chair of CRA board of directors

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Grant Blackley has been appointed as chair of the board of directors at Commercial Radio Australia‘s 2018 AGM.

The Southern Cross Austereo CEO & managing director was elected to replace Macquarie Media Limited CEO Adam Lang, who stepped down after four years in the position.

Lang will remain on the board, where he has served since 2012, and will also remain in the role of CRA Research Committee chair.

SCA’s Blackley has been a director of the CRA Board since 2015 and is also a director at Free TV Australia.

“The commercial radio industry is a dynamic and innovative multiplatform medium and I look forward to working collaboratively as Chair of CRA with all key stakeholders including the networks and station members, industry commentators and observers as well as key political and government agencies,” said Blackley.

There were a number of other changes to the board, with Dr Grant Cameron of Grant Broadcasters resigning after 12 years of service.

New Grant Broadcasters CEO Alison Cameron was elected to the board and will serve as vice-chair of the CRA Regional Committee.

Outgoing ARN CEO Rob Atkinson will be replaced on the board by HT&E’s Ciaran Davis.

CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner thanked both Adam Lang and Grant Cameron for their leadership and service to the board at the conclusion of the meeting.

Kevin Blyton, Greg Cupitt, Lisa Young, Cathy O’Connor, Tony Hudson and Peter Colosimo are the other board members to remain.

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Farewell leadership
13 Dec 2018 - 10:18 am

Excellent, now Grant can talk about localism and the importance media buyers should place on on radio… while his staff are busy syndicating everything and discounting it into the ground.

13 Dec 2018 - 11:18 pm

Previous comment, you’re out of line. If radio had more leaders like Blackley we wouldn’t be in the position Nova and ARN in now… recycled talent generally from SCA.

Good luck with that.


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