AANA appoints Julie Flynn as interim CEO

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has announced Julie Flynn as its interim CEO.

John Broome, the previous CEO, departed in May after four years at the organisation.

Julie Flynn

Martin Brown, chairman of the AANA, said of the appointment: ““We are thrilled to have someone of Julie’s calibre step in to lead the AANA secretariat at such an important time for the industry. Julie is a highly respected leader in our field and brings deep experience across the commercial, regulatory and public policy aspects of the media and advertising landscape, most notably through her roles leading Free TV and Freeview Australia.

“The AANA has had a strong start to 2021 with the latest evolution of our marketing capability programs and launch of the new Food and Beverage Code. Julie is ideally placed to help us advance our plans for the second half of the year as we search for a permanent CEO.”

Back in March 2016, Flynn announced her retirement as FreeTV CEO after 15 years at the company. In July 2019, Flynn was announced as the interim CEO of Freeview Australia, which ended in July 2020.

Flynn said: “I look forward to working with the AANA secretariat, Board and members to drive our 2021 agenda, particularly delivering an inspiring RESET conference and the continued rollout of the AANA’s high quality professional capability programmes.”

AANA is still searching for a permanent CEO.


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