APN Outdoor Group Limited (ASX: APO) today announced the appointment of Jeremy Howe to the new role of Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer.
Mr Howe will report to James Warburton, who joined APN Outdoor as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 22 January 2018.
Mr Warburton said: “The appointment of Jeremy to this important new role is a key part of our strategy to define and accelerate the next phase of growth for APN Outdoor and continue to drive our competitive advantage.
“We have a clear strategy, focused on transformation, innovation and the evolution of APN Outdoor in the broader media eco-system.
“With a strong balance sheet, successful operations in Australia and New Zealand, and growing revenue and earnings, APN Outdoor is well positioned for the future,” he said.
“Jeremy has excellent strategic skills, a proven track record in driving innovation and a depth of product innovation experience across the telecommunications and media sectors. I am delighted that he will be part of the APN Outdoor executive management team.”
Mr Howe joins APN Outdoor from Telstra Corporation, where he has been Director Product Innovation Telstra Retail since 2016. His previous roles at Telstra included Director, Networking and Cyber Security Products, Global Enterprise Services, and Director, Mass Market Pricing, Telstra Innovation, Products and Marketing.
Mr Howe said: “I am thrilled to be joining APN Outdoor during such a transformative time. I am excited by the business’ appetite for creativity and innovation and am very much looking forward to developing longer-term strategies and initiatives that will result in profitable returns for APN Outdoor.”
The announcement of Mr Howe’s new role at APN Outdoor follows the appointment of Philip Knox as Chief Financial Officer, effective 5 March 2018, and the appointment of Charlotte Valente as General Manager, Marketing, effective 19 February 2018. These appointments complete APN Outdoor’s Executive Leadership Team joining Andrew Hines, Chief Operating Officer, Annaliese Van Riet, Head of People, Culture & Performance, Mark Fairhurst, General Manager Sales and Mike Watkins, Country Head NZ.
Mr Warburton said: “With these key appointments, our leadership team is the best in the business and a team that will drive the transformation of our business and cement APN Outdoor’s leadership credentials.”