Nicholas Gray appointed CEO of The Australian

Nicholas GreyNicholas Gray has been appointed CEO of News Limited’s national newspaper The Australian.

Gray is currently general manager and publisher of News Limited’s online business website Business Spectator, which the company purchased mid last year. 

“I am delighted a person with Nicholas’ strategic and business strengths has agreed to become CEO of The Australian,” said Kim Williams News Limited CEO.

“Nicholas has been central in driving Business Spectator and the integration of its product with our other assets. He is a real digital native, understands news and journalism and is absolutely customer focused,” he said.

Gray joined Business Spectator in June 2011 and currently runs all non-editorial functions of the business. Prior to moving to the online business website he spent over four years at ninemsn as national sales director and prior that as CFO and strategy director. He was also worked as strategy manager at Lion Nathan and as an investment banker at Citigroup in London and Macquarie Bank in Sydney.

“The Australian has been my newspaper of choice for many years. I am thrilled to be appointed as CEO. The quality of the newspaper’s journalism and opinion speaks for itself,” said Gray.

“I am also pleased to retain my current responsibilities at Business Spectator where a management appointment will be made to manage the business’ continuing operation.

Gray will take up his new role on Wednesday.

Nic Christensen


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