REA Group names Tracey Fellows as new CEO



Former president of Microsoft Asia Pacific Tracey Fellows has been named as the new CEO of REA Group this morning, filling the role left vacant when Greg Ellis handed in his notice last December.

Fellows, who spent two years at Microsoft, has been general manager of  communications services for Australia Post for the last 18-months as that business  looks to transition itself to the digital age.

REA Group chairman Hamish McLennan said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange this morning: “We believe that Tracey is the perfect for for the company and we look forward to seeing her apply her leadership experience as we navigate through the next evolution of our business.”News Corp owns a 70 per cent interest in REA Group, which is Australia’s biggest online property finding site.

The role of CEO has been filled on an interim basis by News Corp’s chief operating officer Peter Tonagh, after Ellis left the company to become head of German online marketplace Scout24 Holdings.

Fellows said in the statement: “I’m delighted to have the chance to work with the team at REA Group. The company’s success in the digital arena is unrivalled and I look forward to contributing to the further growth and development of the business both domestically and internationally.”

Prior to her stint overseeing Microsoft regionally she was head of the company in Australia from 2007 to 2010, and was chief operating officer from 2004-2007.



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