Amanda Gome has been dismissed as CEO of Crikey’s publisher Private Media.
She told Mumbrella: “It is entirely amicable. I fully understand that it is the board’s right to make that decision. Would I prefer to still be there now though? The answer is yes.”
Gome’s background has been in developing websites for the entreureneurial business sector. She joined Private Media when the company merged its interests with Smart Company, which she founded. She has since led the launch of StartUp Smart.
Recent moves have seen Private Media go in a more consumer-focused direction. Women’s Agenda, focused on career-minded female launched in August. And recent speculation has suggetsed that co-owner Eric Beecher is keen to launch a title in the food sector.
Gome told Mumbrella: “Private Media will be incredibly successful.” She said that she intended to find another role as soon as possible. Gome, who is also an adjunct professor of business at RMIT said: “It’s not in my nature to take a break.”
Gome discussed her role at Private Media in an interview with Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes last year:
Beecher issued a statement saying:
Amanda Gome, who has been one of the key contributors to the growth of Private Media, has left the company after the board decided a new CEO is needed to steer the next stage of the company’s development.
Private Media has expanded rapidly and, like many fast-growth companies, requires a different set of leadership skills from those needed in its formative years.
Amanda Gome continues her involvement with Private Media as a significant shareholder, and the company wishes her well for her professional future.
Yesterday Crikey relaunched its website and newsletter.