Southern Cross Austereo’s creative boss Guy Dobson exits

Southern Cross Austereo’s chief creative officer, Guy Dobson, will leave his role, effective immediately.

Dobson has worked for SCA – the owner of radio networks Hit and Triple M – for more than a decade in various roles, including as chief executive officer and head of metro at what was once known as the Austereo Group. 

Dobson first joined Austereo Group as a group program director in 2005, and was later promoted as CEO and head of metro at Austereo Group in 2009. Following the merger of Austereo and and Southern Cross, Dobson was appointed chief content officer.

In 2014, Dobson was promoted to executive director of metropolitan operations and finishes with the business as chief creative officer.

Dobson said he was “calling time” on the SCA phase of his career.

“It’s a wonderful company with an amazing leadership team, great radio people and is set up well for a big year ahead,” Dobson said.

“After ten years in some high-level roles, I feel it’s time to move on and chase down other adventures and opportunities. To everyone who’s helped shaped my career at SCA I thank you wholeheartedly. You’ll all get a mention in my game changers podcast later in 2019! Vaya con Dios amigos.”

Grant Blackley, CEO of SCA, described Dobson’s time with SCA as “long and illustrious”.

“He leaves SCA in a strong position for future growth and we thank him for his enormous contribution and the development and growth of our Triple M and Hit Networks.

“SCA wishes Guy every success in the next phase of his career,” Blackley said.

An SCA spokesperson said Dobson’s departure provided a “unique opportunity” to review the existing business structure and the skills and experience it needs going forward.


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