Macquarie Media commercial boss Mark Noakes exits as Nine continues ‘aligning’ the two businesses

Mark Noakes, head of commercial for radio business Macquarie Media, has been made redundant as part of the further ‘alignment’ between the company and its new owner Nine.

In an announcement sent to staff today, new radio boss Tom Malone announced Noakes’ departure, saying the decision was a casualty of the two companies coming together.

“As a result of aligning the Macquarie sales structure more closely with the Nine sales structure we will continue to focus on maximising our revenue from the direct market whilst developing our agency sales and digital capability,” read the statement.

Malone went on to thank Noakes for his time with the business, which he has been a part of since 2002, and wish him the best.

Before his time with Macquarie Media, Noakes worked with Triple M and Radio 2SM.

Since Nine’s takeover of Macquarie Media, 6PR commercial director Gordon Hill has also been made redundant. 3AW operations manager Stephen Beers also exited, before being swiftly brought back just weeks later.

Executive producer Michael Thompson has also left the business, as did CEO Adam Lang. Both Macquarie Sports Radio and 2GB are both currently under content reviews.


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