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John Allan to lead Sensis

john allan sensisJohn Allan has been named as the new MD of Telstra’s directories arm Sensis a month after leaving News Limited where he was COO of The Australian.

Allan will join the organisation on Monday.

In a message to staff, Telstra Media’s group MD Rick Ellis, said: “John joins Sensis at a critical juncture as we work to make Sensis Australia’s leading directories and digital marketing services business.

“His brief will be to deliver on our long term digital strategy, as well as our program to step up simplification of the Sensis business and accelerate digital growth, setting the business on course for success in the digital age.”

Allan said “I am excited to be joining Sensis as it embarks on a clear roadmap to deliver on its digital strategy. Rick recently has unveiled a new executive structure for Sensis and a three year program to support the digital transformation so the ingredients and timing are right for us to deliver even great value for our customers.”

The best known assets within the Sensis portfolio is Yellow Pages and White Pages.

Former Sensis boss Bruce Akhurst was ousted in March after seven years in charge.

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