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Panpa Bulletin : September 2006
46 | PANPA BULLETIN September 2006 PEOPLE Fairfax Digital, the online di- vision of John Fairfax Hold- ings Limited, announced the appointment of Terry Paleol- ogos to the newly created role of Director of Fairfax Digital mobile services. "Terry Paleologos is an experi- enced telecommunications and newmediaspecialist,withanimp- ressive record of success in mo- bile and online platforms," said Jack Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Fairfax Digital in ann- ouncing the appointment. Paleologos joins Fairfax Digital from Singapore's number two mobile carrier, Starhub, where he was vice-president of consumer services and multimedia. At Starhub he was responsible for mobile data including the com- pany's major mobile properties in video, music, downloads and information services. Paleologos in 2001 founded LiveEvents Wireless Media, a company best known for devel- oping the world's first interac- tive sports betting application on a mobile phone, as well as broadcasting the Spring Racing Carnival live to Optus mobile customers in that same year. He spent several years in Europe where he ran Arthur Andersen's Telecom practice for Global Corporate Finance en- gagements and went on to found Digital Avenue Media, a com- pany that created one of the first mobile gaming companies in Europe with distribution across Western Europe and Asia. Matthews said, "I am confident that Terry will lead Fairfax Digital to even greater success in the mobile digital arena, building on the solid foundation we have in relationships with the four major mobile carriers. "The key objectives of Terry's role will be to lead FD's mobile initiatives and develop enhance- ments to the mobile products that extend audience reach and usage." "It's an exciting time to be involved with wireless data in Australia and I am thrilled to be joining Fairfax Digital, the ac- knowledged leader in the news and information digital space," commented Paleologos. Paleologos will report to Pippa Leary, Fairfax Digital's, Product and Marketing Director, News and Content. New role created at Fairfax Digital Getty Images, the world's leading imagery creator and distributor, has ap- pointed Steve Prestidge to the role of vice-president, sales, Aus- tralasia. Prestidge will be responsible for growing the Getty Images business across Australia and New Zealand, developing both the company's core business of licensing imagery to the creative, corporate and editorial markets, in addition to growing a range of new products and services. Prestidge comes to Getty Images with a strong history in sales management. His most re- cent roles with Dell in Australia and the UK saw Prestidge suc- cessfully drive business results, securing new business and growing market share. He has spent the last three years in the role of sales director for Dell in Australia, following five years in sales management for the com- pany's UK business. Prestidge will report to Andrew Booth, Getty Images' vice-president of international sales, who is based in London. He will also work closely with the Australasian management team, headed by Stuart Hannagan, vice-president Australasia. "We're delighted to welcome Steve to the team in Sydney," said Booth. "He brings with him a wealth in sales experience." New VP for Getty Images Austin Bryan appointed director of contact centres News Limited has ann- ounced the appointment of Austin Bryan as direc- tor of contact centres, based in Sydney. Bryan takes responsibility for the operation of News Limited's three call centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and their 450 staff. He reports to chief operating office Peter Macourt. "Having managed similar major operations in Asia and Europe, Austin brings a huge amount of experience to the role," said Macourt. "Our con- tact centres are the company's frontline and Austin is charged with making them both highly effective and highly efficient." Bryan said "The exciting thing about contact centres is that they're made up of people. Great contact centres are distin- guished by their ability to chan- nel all that energy into achieving the right outcome for custom- ers. The challenge for us at News is to achieve this with distinction in our marketplace. It's my great privilege to lead that charge." Bryan joins News Limited from Western Union Financial Services where since 2004 he was regional vice-president and head of commercial opera- tions for Asia. This position saw him responsible for leadership, strategy and management of the company's commercial opera- tions across Asia. Bryan began his career at American Express in 1981. He worked for the company in Germany and across Asia until 1999, when he was vice-presi- dent, customer services for American Express across Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia. He left Amex to join Westpac as group general manager of their Australasian call centres, before being appointed director of 3G mobile new media business at Hutchison Telecommunications. Clare O'Higgins has been appointed Fairfax Media Group Circulation Manager. O'Higgins is currently circulation and marketing manager of The Press in Christchurch but in her new role will be based in Auckland O'Higgins will be identifying and im- plementing key strategies and initiatives to drive group circulation sales across Fairfax in New Zealand. Fairfax Media chief executive officer Joan Withers, in making the announcement, said The Press had been a leader in building cir- culation strategies. Withers cited the O'Higgins appoint- ment as another example of Fairfax us- ing the talents of its people across the entire group rather than each mast- head and title operating as a stand alone entity. O Higgins for Fairfax NZ Group Circulations Clare O Higgins Steve Prestidge
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