Nova Entertainment chief operating officer Louise Higgins departs for ‘new directions’

Nova Entertainment chief operating officer Louise Higgins is leaving the company after six years “to pursue new career directions”.

Louise Higgins departs Nova Entertainment after nearly six years

Louise Higgins departs Nova Entertainment after nearly six years

Higgins joined Nova in November 2010 and was previously an associate director with Macquarie Group for nearly four years and worked for the BBC before that.

Cathy O’Connor, CEO at Nova Entertainment, said in a statement: “Louise joined NOVA as CFO in 2010 and moved into the role of group general manager in 2012 and COO in 2014. In addition to her COO role, Louise has also overseen the operations of our Melbourne stations Nova 100 and smooth 91.5.

“She has been a valuable part of our successful senior NOVA team and we would like to thank her for her energy and hard work in nearly six years with the company. We wish her the very best for her future.”

Group sales director Peter Charlton has taken on Higgin’s duties, in addition to his own, as acting COO.

On her departure, Higgins said: “I have had nearly six wonderful years with the company and continue to be immensely proud of its ongoing success. During that time I have worked with outstanding people, had amazing experiences and opportunities, with the entire journey being an absolute privilege.”

Nova has also appointed Peter Colosimo as Melbourne general manager, effective from September 1.

O’Connor said: “Peter Colosimo has been an outstanding contributor to our growth and success and I am delighted to be able to offer him this well-deserved promotion.”

Colosimo joined Nova Entertainment in February 2013 as Sydney agency sales director and in November 2014 was appointed to the newly-created role of Sydney sales director.


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