Nine names Maria Phillips as CFO following Paul Koppelman’s recent exit

Nine has appointed Maria Phillips as chief financial officer, a month after her predecessor Paul Koppelman stepped down for family reasons.

Phillips previously held the same role at Velocity Frequent Flyer for a year and a half, and has also served in senior executive roles at Tesltra, Foxtel, Singtel Optus.

She will start in the role on 31 August, and report directly to CEO Hugh Marks. Marks said of the appointment: “Maria has extensive experience across a broad range of consumer-related industries, including media.

“Her track record of driving strategy and transformation, particularly in the digital and technology space, will prove invaluable during this period of change in the media sector. And her passion and energy will mean she is a great fit with our leadership team at Nine.”

Phillips added: “I am excited about joining Nine at this time. I have been so impressed by what the company has achieved, as it transforms to the digital age, and look forward to contributing to that continuing evolution.

“I feel a real affinity to the media sector, and in Australia, Nine is the stand-out – well positioned to continue to grow and re-define its business and I am looking forward to being part of that.”

Koppelman became CFO last September after the exit of Greg Barnes. Group financial controller, Graeme Cassells, will continue to act as CFO until Phillips’ arrival.


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