The Board and Leadership Team

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


Max Moore-Wilton


Max Moore-Wilton is Chairman of the Board and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Prior to his appointment Max had a distinguished career in the private and public sectors and was secretary to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from May 1996 to December 2002 where he oversaw fundamental reform of the Commonwealth Public Service. Max currently serves as Chairman of Sydney Airport Corporation Limited and Southern Cross Airports Corporation Holdings Limited, the parent company of the operator of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.


Leon Pasternak

Deputy Chairman

Leon is Deputy Chairman of the Board and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. 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.

Board Members - Chris de Boer

Chris de Boer


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 – Michael Carapiet

Michael Carapiet


Michael Carapiet has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. He retired from Macquarie Group in 2011, where he held a number of senior roles including Executive Committee member. Michael is Chairperson of SAS Trustee Corporation (NSW State Super) and Chairperson of Safety, Return to Work and Support Board that comprises the WorkCover Authority of NSW, the Lifetime Care and Support and Motor Accidents Authority. He is also a Director of Clean Energy Finance Corporation, is on the Advisory Boards of Norton Rose Australia and Transfield Holdings and has recently been appointed Chair of both Smartgroup Corporation Limited and Adexum Capital Limited.

Board Members – Peter Harvie

Peter Harvie


Peter Harvie is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and, from July 2014, the Audit and Risk 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.

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.

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).