The Board and Leadership Team

You will find below information about the Southern Cross Austereo Board of Directors and Leadership Team


Peter Bush


Appointed: 25 February 2015

Board Committees: Chairman, Nomination Committee

Peter Bush is Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Prior to his appointment Peter had a distinguished career in executive roles spanning the media, FMCG, advertising and consumer products sectors. He also brings considerable and highly respected public company directorship experience to Southern Cross Media Group.

Mr Bush is currently Chairman of Pacific Brands, Chairman of Mantra Group and has also served on the boards of Nine Entertainment Holdings, Insurance Australia Group, Miranda Wines, McDonalds Australia Limited and Lion Nathan.


Leon Pasternak

Deputy Chairman

Appointed: 26 September 2005

Board Committees: Chairman, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Leon Pasternak is Deputy Chairman of the Board. In June 2014, following the resignation of Tony Bell, he was appointed Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Until July 2010, Leon was a senior corporate partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) specialising in mergers and acquisitions, public finance and corporate reorganisations. Until February 2014, Leon held the positions of Vice Chairman and Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Markets (Australia) Pty Limited (a subsidiary of Bank of America) with responsibility for the financial institutions group and mergers and acquisitions.

Leon was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee until his resignation in September 2014.

Board Members - Chris de Boer

Chris de Boer


Appointed: 20 September 2005

Board Committees: Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee; Member, Nomination and Risk Committee

Chris de Boer is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Chris is a chartered accountant and has had various careers in investment banking, business consulting, stockbroking and direct investment, gaining experience in initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, bond issues and financial advice across London, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, in both domestic and cross-border deals.

Board Members – Peter Harvie

Peter Harvie


Appointed: 1 August 2011

Board Committees: Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Peter Harvie is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Peter has more than 45 years’ experience in the advertising, marketing and media industries. Prior to his appointment Peter was the Executive Chairman of Austereo Group Limited from 2001 until May 2011, Executive Chairman of Austereo Pty Ltd, Managing Director of the Triple M Network and founder and Managing Director of the Clemenger Harvie advertising agency from 1974 to 1993.

Kathy Gramp

Kathy Gramp


Appointed: 1 September 2014

Board Committees: Audit and Risk Committee

Kathy Gramp has had a long executive career, primarily in commercial radio. Kathy joined Austereo Ltd, Australia’s largest commercial radio network at a senior corporate level. She was appointed Company Secretary in 1994 and Chief Financial Officer in 2003.

As a member of the Executive Committee, Kathy worked closely with the Executive Chairman and CEO to ensure industry leadership in audience, revenue share and earnings. Being Chair of the Project Management Board, Kathy played a key role in maintaining Austereo’s leading position in terms of world’s best practice across the broader business, including sales, programming, HR, IT, digital media and capital projects.

Kathy has over 15 years’ experience as a Non-Executive director across a broad range of companies, government bodies and other organisations. Kathy is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Glen Boreham

Glen Boreham


Appointed: 1 September 2014

Board Committees: Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Glen Boreham has had a long and distinguished career at IBM culminating in the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand from 2006 to 2010
with responsibility for 15,000 employees and annual revenues of over $4 billion.

Glen has extensive experience in technology but also in traditional and new media through his roles chairing the Australian Government’s Convergence Review of the media industry, and being
the inaugural Chair of Screen Australia from 2008 to 2014. Screen Australia is the Australian Government’s agency responsible for developing a competitive film, television and new media industry while providing support for projects of cultural significance.

In addition, Glen has held a number of other roles including serving as a member of the Business Council of Australia; a four-year term as a board member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra; and a member of the Australian Government’s Information Technology Innovation Council. He completed three years as the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association in 2010.

Glen Boreham

Robert Murray


Appointed: 1 September 2014

Board Committees: Audit and Risk Committee

Robert Murray has had a distinguished career in sales, marketing and general management having served most recently as the CEO of Lion (formerly Lion Nathan), including during its acquisition by Kirin Holdings in 2009.

Prior to this Robert worked for Proctor & Gamble Co. for 12 years. Following this he worked for Nestlé for eight years, firstly as MD of the UK Food business, and from 2000 to 2004 as CEO of Nestlé
Oceania. In 2004 Robert became CEO of Lion Nathan Limited, including during its acquisition by Kirin Holdings.

Robert is a former Non-Executive Director of Lion (formerly Lion Nathan) one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies. He serves on the International Advisory Board of Kirin Holdings Company Limited, a global integrated beverages company that is the parent of Lion.

Board Members – Rhys Holleran

Rhys Holleran


Rhys Holleran has a distinguished career in media, having worked in the industry for 27 years. He has undertaken a variety of management roles including General Manager of 101.1 TTFM and Gold 104 (1992 to 1997) and Managing Director of RG Capital Radio (1997 to 2004). Rhys was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Southern Cross Media Group in 2009 and went on to oversee the highly visible merger between Austereo Group Limited and Southern Cross in 2011. He remains in the leadership position for the combined business. Rhys is the Chairman of Commercial Radio Australia and a Director of Free TV Australia.

Nick McKechnie

Nick McKechnie

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 8 September 2014

Nick McKechnie is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience. Nick was the CFO of ConnectEast from 2009 to 2014 and Group Financial Controller from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this role Nick held a variety of senior finance roles at Virgin Media in the UK and commenced his career with Arthur Andersen.

Board Members – Guy Dobson

Guy Dobson

Chief Content Officer

Guy Dobson was the Chief Executive Officer for Austereo Group Limited prior to the merger with Southern Cross, and before that held the position of National Head of Content. He is a veteran of commercial broadcasting, having worked in the industry in excess of 25 years. Guy’s radio experience extends from working overseas in UK radio and throughout Europe to Vancouver in Canada both in On-air and Programming positions.Guy is also on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Radio Association (CRA).

Jane Summerhayes

Jane Summerhayes

General Counsel / Company Secretary

Appointed: 29 May 2014

Jane Summerhayes is a qualified solicitor with more than 27 years’ experience, commencing in private practice, followed by 22 years in media law at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and News Corp Australia.