Nine appoints new non-executive director

Nine Entertainment has appointed ex-Discovery GM Mandy Pattinson as a non-executive director, effective immediately.

Pattinson spent more than 10 years at Discovery Communications, as executive vice president and general manager for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

In her time at Discovery, Pattinson drove local programming, promotion, and production initiatives across Discovery’s brand portfolio across factual, sports, general entertainment and children’s subscription TV channels and on-demand services.

Prior to this, she held senior roles in the consumer & multimedia division of Optus, and was a board member of ASTRA.

“We are pleased to welcome Mandy to the Nine board,” said chairman Peter Costello.

“Mandy has a wealth of experience in the Australian media sector, and brings particular strength in premium subscription television content and multi-platform strategies.

“We believe Mandy adds valuable skills to our board as we continue to navigate and build Nine’s position within the Australian media sector.”

Pattinson said: “I am thrilled to join the Nine board in these exciting times. Media has always been my passion, and Nine is clearly at the forefront of the evolution of the media sector in Australia.

“The group is well-positioned to build on its significant achievements in repositioning the business for its digital future.”

This appointment comes after Nine deputy chairman and former Fairfax chairman Nick Falloon left the board last November, to focus on the domain arm of the business. Falloon marked the final board carry over from the 2018 takeover of Fairfax.


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