Samantha Lewis appointed as executive director at Nine Entertainment

Nine Entertainment Co. has appointed Samantha Lewis as an executive director as well as chair of the audit and risk committee.

The announcement:

20 March 2017: Nine Entertainment Co. (ASX:NEC) has today announced the appointment of Samantha (Sam) Lewis as a Non-Executive Independent Director, effective immediately. Sam will also chair the Audit & Risk Committee.

Sam has extensive financial experience, with 20 years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu including 14 years as a Partner. In that role, she led the audit of a number of major Australian listed companies, in the retail/FMCG and industrial sectors. During her time at Deloitte, Sam also provided accounting advice and transactional advisory services, including due diligence, IPOs and debt/equity raisings.

Sam was born and educated in the UK, and completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hones) at the University of Liverpool. Since retiring from Deloitte in 2014, Sam has been appointed to the Boards of ASX-listed Orora Ltd and Aurizon Holdings Ltd and is also the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority. Sam is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in both Australia, and England and Wales, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Costello, Chairman said: “We are delighted to welcome Sam to the Board. Her extensive financial and regulatory experience makes her an outstanding addition to the NEC Board. We are all looking forward to working with her.”

Sam Lewis said “I am pleased to be rounding out my listed Board portfolio with Nine. The company is well positioned to face the challenges of the industry, and I look forward to my involvement in Nine’s evolution over the coming years.”

Source: ASX announcement


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