SCA CEO, Grant Blackley today announced that Rebecca Ackland will become the new Chief People and Culture Officer and join the Leadership Team.

Ackland joined SCA in 2018 in its Talent Acquisition Team, before becoming HR Business Partner the following year. In 2020 she was promoted to People and Culture Manager. In her new role as Chief People and Culture Officer, Ackland will work to align culture and change initiatives at SCA to deliver against its strategic objectives and will report directly to Blackley.

“Rebecca is an exceptional executive who has built an amazing team of effective and passionate executives at SCA. I am delighted to recognise Rebecca’s contribution and welcome her to our Leadership Team as Chief People and Culture Officer,” Blackley said.

“During her time as People and Culture Manager, Rebecca has shaped our people strategy, led change across all departments and developed a deep understanding of the key business drivers and strategic challenges as our business progresses its digital transformation. She has a clear vision and uses her expertise to help our leaders take ownership and drive change successfully.”

Commenting on her new role, Ackland said: “At SCA, we strive to have the best and most diverse cohort of people in the business and we are acutely focussed on growing and developing their careers – my own career journey is testament to that. I feel privileged to work closely with Grant and the Leadership Team and I couldn’t be more excited to continue to champion our award-winning culture, ensuring we place our people and our values at the core of what we do every day”.

Ackland’s appointment is effective immediately.


About SCA (Southern Cross Austereo)

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading media companies reaching more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television, and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 99 stations across FM, AM, and DAB+ radio. SCA also provides national sales representation for 23 regional radio stations. SCA broadcasts 94 free to air TV signals across regional Australia, reaching 2.8 million people a week, with Network 10 programming and advertising representation across Australia’s East Coast, Seven Network programming in Tasmania and Darwin, and Seven, Nine and Ten programming in Spencer Gulf. SCA also features Sky News Regional in 17 markets across regional Queensland, southern NSW, and Victoria. SCA has an exclusive national sales representation agreement with WIN in northern NSW (including the Gold Coast) and TDT (Tasmanian Digital Television). SCA operates LiSTNR, Australia’s free, personalised digital audio destination for consumers featuring radio, podcasts, music, news, and sport. SCA provides Australian sales representation for global open audio platform SoundCloud and Sonos Radio. SCA's premium brands are supported by social media, live events and digital platforms that deliver national and local entertainment, news, and sport content.