Seven’s Nikki Rooke to return to SCA as national head of radio sales

After five years with Seven West Media as Sydney sales director, Nikki Rooke is returning to Southern Cross Austereo to lead national radio sales.

Rooke first joined Southern Cross Austereo in 2000 as an account executive, and subsequently took on roles including group sales manager, and most recently Sydney agency sales director, before joining Seven West Media in 2011.

Rooke will be the first national head of radio sales for SCA

In her newly created role, Rooke will lead the radio sales teams across SCA’s metro and regional assets – which includes 78 radio stations.

Brian Gallagher, chief sales officer at SCA, said Rooke’s “extensive media sales experience”, partnered with her “passion for radio” made her ideal for the role.

“I’m delighted she has decided to rejoin us in such a crucial and senior role. I have been determined to find the person best suited to this important role and I believe we have with Nikki,” Gallagher said.

Rooke, who will commence her new role in November, said of the appointment: “I am very excited to be returning to SCA and to be working with Brian and all the talented people at SCA, some of whom I have had the pleasure of working with before.

“Radio is a great passion of mine and the Hit Network and Triple M brands are close to my heart so this opportunity is impossible to resist,” she said.

“Radio remains a dynamic and resilient medium that delivers results for brands and advertisers and I’m looking forward to being part of its very bright future.”


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