Prime Media Group CEO Ian Audsley named media executive of the year

Prime Media Group’s boss Ian Audsley was named media executive of the year at last night’s Executive Of The Year Awards, organised by CEO magazine.

Also shortlisted were Michael Ebeid, CEO and MD of SBS and Peter Bosilkovski, client services director of Leo Burnett.

According to the citation: “Ian was appointed at Prime Media Group when the company was experiencing some financial difficulty and the media industry was being drawn into a period of significant structural and technological change. The company is now one of the best performing companies in the industry.”

The top prize, CEO of the Year, went to Gilman Wong, boss of Sirtex medical.

Runner up in the young executive of the year category was Matthew Lucas from

The awards were presented by Eddie McGuire.



  1. JT
    30 Nov 12
    11:57 am

  2. Marvellous stuff. Because CEOs are really such unsung heroes, selflessly doing their jobs with scant financial recompense beyond a couple of million a year, share options, bonuses, golf club membership and chauffeurs. And when a crisis hits, they sometimes have to endure a temporary pay freeze while their staff numbers are ‘rationalised’.
    So it’s only fitting to hold a glittering award ceremony to recognise their sacrifices and further reward them.
    Some cynics may resent it, but that would be sour grapes.

  3. gezza
    30 Nov 12
    2:02 pm

  4. The fact that Network Seven programming has been on a role since he joined would have nothing to do with it. Trebles all round!

  5. Mike
    30 Nov 12
    9:13 pm

  6. Well deserved – Prime was a basket case. Might have the output deal from 7 but was poorly run and had a string of I’ll fated investments. Too many regional media CEOs sit back and ride the coat tails of a bigger brother. Nice to see one who does work hard. Would be good to see him apply his skills to 10.

  7. Advertiser
    1 Dec 12
    3:53 pm

  8. An outstanding media executive that thoroughly deserves this accolade.
    Who should be running TEN? I’ll let you guess.