Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) CEO, Grant Blackley, today announced the promotion of Nikki Clarkson to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and she will also join the SCA executive leadership team.

Clarkson’s appointment is the first in a newly expanded leadership team at SCA, with Blackley confirming that the new roles of Chief People & Culture Officer and Chief Content Officer would also join the leadership team once appointments were made.

Clarkson is currently Head of Marketing & Communications and her new title of Chief Marketing & Communications Officer is effective from 1st January 2020.

“Nikki has made an enormous contribution to the company and is truly deserving of this promotion. I have had the privilege of mentoring Nikki over the last few years – and I have seen her grow both professionally and personally,” Blackley said.

“We are acutely aware that Nikki’s role is no longer purely radio marketing – it encompasses linear (FM, DAB+ and TV), on-demand (Podcasting and Digital), corporate marketing and, most recently, group corporate communications. Nikki is a talented, passionate and committed executive and we know she will be a wonderful addition to the leadership team.”

Commenting on her new role, Clarkson said: “I do feel privileged to work with such a premium brand portfolio and the biggest radio brands in the country to create a truly national strategy. SCA has an incredible depth of creativity and talent and as a diverse media company, it’s a great opportunity as a marketer to work across the entire business, including PodcastOne, our DAB stations and our other new digital audio products. I’m looking forward to joining the leadership team as marketing continues to play an integral role in SCA’s success.”

Clarkson joined SCA almost 12 years ago as the company’s marketing head and this year added corporate communications responsibilities to her role, managing the corporate and trade communications team.

For more information please contact:
Rochelle Burbury

About 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 76 analogue radio stations across metropolitan and regional Australia plus an additional 10 digital radio brands in Australia’s capital cities.  SCA provides national sales representation for a further 34 regional radio stations. SCA broadcasts 92 free to air TV signals across regional Australia with Nine Network 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 operates Australia’s leading premium podcasting network - PodcastOne Australia – and provides Australian sales representation for global open audio platform SoundCloud. SCA's premium brands are supported by social media, live events, video, online and mobile assets that deliver national and local entertainment and news content.