APN News & Media is the latest industry company to appoint a company reorganisation specialist as its chairman.
Peter Hunt has been appointed a director of the company and will take over as its chairman on September 3.
The non-executive chairman and cofounder of corporate advisory firm Greenhill Caliburn –now part of the global Greenhill group – he has nearly 30 years’ experience of advising local and multinational companies and governments in Australia. Among these was a role advising the Australian government on sale of its majority shareholding in Telstra, the build-out of the NBN, and Westpac’s St George merger.
“It is both an exciting and challenging time to be involved in a diverse media company like APN,” he says.
Deputy chairman Ted Harris described him as “the ideal chairman for APN’s next phase of growth”, adding that his expertise in “successfully guiding companies through complex change” was outstanding.
APN chief executive Brett Chenoweth says Hunt is a highly regarded Australian businessman: “APN is going to benefit tremendously from his commercial acumen and leadership.”