SCA promotes Rebecca Ackland to chief people and culture officer

Sothern Cross Austereo’s CEO, Grant Blackley has today promoted Rebecca Ackland to become the new chief people and culture officer and will join the Leadership Team.

Ackland joined SCA in 2018 in its Talent Acquisition Team, before becoming HR business partner the following year. In 2020 she was promoted to people and culture manager. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Rebecca Ackland

In her new role as chief people and culture officer, Ackland will work to align culture and change initiatives at SCA to deliver against its strategic objectives and will report directly to Blackley.

“Rebecca is an exceptional executive who has built an amazing team of effective and passionate executives at SCA. I am delighted to recognise Rebecca’s contribution and welcome her to our Leadership Team as chief people and culture officer,” Blackley said.

“During her time as people and culture manager, Rebecca has shaped our people strategy, led change across all departments and developed a deep understanding of the key business drivers and strategic challenges as our business progresses its digital transformation. She has a clear vision and uses her expertise to help our leaders take ownership and drive change successfully.”

Commenting on her new role, Ackland said: “At SCA, we strive to have the best and most diverse cohort of people in the business and we are acutely focussed on growing and developing their careers – my own career journey is testament to that. I feel privileged to work closely with Grant and the Leadership Team and I couldn’t be more excited to continue to champion our award-winning culture, ensuring we place our people and our values at the core of what we do every day”.


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