Nine’s head of corporate affairs, Nic Christensen to depart for SBS

Head of corporate affairs at Nine Entertainment Co, Nic Christensen is departing the company he left Mumbrella for five-and-a-half-years ago.

Christensen is moving to SBS, where he will be head of corporate communications.

Leaving Mumbrella in 2016, he joined Nine as head of digital communications, later having his role expanded to head of corporate affairs in the wake of the Nine-Fairfax media merger.

Christensen swaps out the listed media company for the public broadcaster

Christensen then oversaw the establishment of the corporate affairs team following the merger and helped lead communications around the Macquarie Media acquisition, with a subsequent rebrand and on-air talent changes.

On his move, Christensen said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining SBS, an organisation with a unique charter and purpose. I am looking forward to working with the amazing storytellers at SBS and in particular amplifying the work that is being done to serve Australia’s multilingual and First Nations communities.”

“I’ve loved my time at Nine and am so very grateful for the opportunities I have been given over the past five years.”

Christensen finishes up at Nine this month, and will take up his post at SBS in March, leading the corporate communications team. He will report in to director of corporate affairs, Clare O’Neil.

At Mumbrella, he was deputy editor and technology editor, joining the publication in 2013 as a senior journalist from Sydney talk station 2UE. He previously worked for The Australian as a media writer, The Daily Telegraph as a reporter, and senior producer for 2GB.

“We have loved working with Nic and wish him well as he spreads his wings and moves to a new role,” said Victoria Buchan, Nine’s director of communications. “We will miss him but the Corporate Affair team here is in great shape and will continue to tell Nine’s story with the same passion and enthusiasm that Nic brought to business.”

SBS confirmed Christensen’s appointment, commencing in March 2022.

“Nic brings extensive experience as a corporate affairs professional and journalist, most recently at Nine as Head of Corporate Affairs, and before that as deputy editor of Mumbrella. As we enter 2022, SBS’s purpose of building a cohesive and inclusive society has never been more important, and sharing that story remains essential in reaching all Australians and delivering on our Charter,” the statement said.


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