Nine MD Amanda Laing resigns

Nine managing director Amanda Laing has resigned and will leave the company in July.

Amanda Laing

Laing began with the wider group in 1999 as general counsel for ACP Magazines which Nine sold to Bauer Media in 2012. She was promoted to the MD position at the end of 2015.

“It’s a privilege to have been part of a company as dynamic and successful as Nine over a period that has seen such profound change in the media landscape,” she said in a statement.

“I have worked with the best corporate and creative minds in the industry, navigating the business through major challenges and landmark deals. I intend to take a breath before launching into a new role. I’m leaving Nine at the top of its game and know the business will continue to thrive.”

During her time with Nine, Laing played a role in the network’s negotiation of its $925m NRL broadcast rights deal and was also involved in renegotiating the deal down to $625m in 2015.

Hugh Marks, Nine CEO, said: “Amanda has made an indelible mark at the Network and is regarded with warmth and respect across the Nine family. We will of course miss her intellect and her enormous contribution to our business. I join with all at Nine in wishing Amanda the very best in the future.”

Mumbrella understands Laing will not be replaced.


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