Sales boss Tony Kendall departs Bauer Media to take control of Australian Radio Network



Bauer Media sales boss Tony Kendall has been named CEO of the Australian Radio Network, which owns the Kiis and Gold networks.

ARN’s parent company APN News & Media announced the appointment late last night, with Kendall replacing Ciaran Davis who was promoted to CEO of APN following the departure of Michael Miller to News Corp in June.

“Tony’s extensive commercial expertise in developing integrated commercial solutions across multiple platforms means he is very well placed to continue ARN’s growth strategies across its portfolio of brands,” said Davis. 

“Tony is well regarded in the industry and has a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving media landscape in which we operate.”

Kendall is a former News Corp sales boss who has been at Bauer since March of 2013, although he does not have any direct experience in radio.

“It is a fantastic time to be joining APN as ARN continues to strengthen its proposition for advertisers and consumers,” said Kendall.

“ARN is an innovative media and entertainment company and the market leader with a large and engaged audience base. There is huge opportunity for continued growth and I’m looking forward to working with Ciaran and the ARN management team in continuing the business’ momentum in the market.”

APN posted a half-yearly profit of $7.5m, with ARN growing its revenues by 29 per cent over the first six months of the year. 

Nic Christensen 


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