Fairfax Media appoints Chris Freel as national agency director



Fairfax Media has appointed Chris Freel as national agency director, a role he has been occupying on an interim basis for the last three months following the departure of Paul Sigaloff to Yahoo!7.

Freel was previously NSW agency sales director for one year and nine months. He first joined the company in March 2009 as business development manager and has worked as a senior account manager, a group sales manager and an agency group director during his time with the company.

Fairfax Media’s Australian publishing media commercial director Tom Armstrong said: “In his acting role, Chris has done an outstanding job of heading our important National Agency Sales team and has been responsible for some significant advertising partnership solutions.

“Chris has a great depth of knowledge of our suite of assets and audience strengths and he is very deserving of this promotion. This appointment signifies the first key step in my strategic vision to build a commercial team with our eyes firmly on the future.”

On his appointment, Freel said: “I am very excited to move into this role. There has never been a more interesting time to be in our industry. The pace of change and opportunities to innovate are phenomenal. We have an amazing sales team at Fairfax and a fantastic suite of brands.”

His appointment is effective immediately.


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