Meet the team of executives ensuring we meet the changing needs of our audiences and advertisers.



Managing Director, Australian Community Media and Printing

Allen Williams

In December 2017, Allen took on responsibilities as Managing Director, Australian Community Media and Printing. Before this, he was Managing Director, Australian Publishing Media since April 2013. He has extensive media management experience in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining Fairfax Media New Zealand as CEO in 2009, he led a number of company's operations across rural, regional and metropolitan markets in Australia and the United States. He returned to the company in 2007 following the Rural Press Limited merger with Fairfax Media. 

Across his career he has worked at News Limited, Australian Consolidated Press and The Asher Joel Media Group. Allen currently represents Australian Community Media as a Director of Australian Associated Press.



Chief Financial Officer, Australian Community Media and Printing

Renee Duffy

Renee was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Australian Community Media in November 2017. Renee brings a wealth of experience in regional and metropolitan publishing and has 15 years’ experience in financials and operations in the media industry.

The roles Renee has undertaken since has provided her with extensive cross functional leadership across commercial, content, brand, digital and operations.

Since joining ACM Renee has led a successful finance transformation internally and externally with outsourced partners as well as responsible for transformation and agile projects across the business, transforming regional, agriculture and community platforms for a sustainable future.

Emphasised in Renee’s approach is innovation (shining a light on the future) and capability (enhancing the core skills of people), towards the ultimate goal of being an extension of the business, authentic, trusted and credible.

Renee is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Business degree - Studying in Accounting and Law. Renee is a mentor on an internal mentor program and is also affiliated with external programs focusing on Finance and Transformational Leadership.



Editorial Director, Australian Community Media

Rod Quinn

Rod edited Fairfax daily newspapers for more than 10 years before taking up the position of ACM editorial director. He began his career at the Newcastle Herald in 1987 and covered industrial relations before working as a financial wire service correspondent, a sub-editor and community newspaper editor.

Rod had a key role in the implementation of the first pagination system at the Newcastle Herald and oversaw the editorial side of the paper’s switch from broadsheet to tabloid in 1998.

Rod was appointed editor of the Herald in 2003. He moved to The Canberra Times as editor in 2009 and led the masthead when it adopted an audience-first digital publishing strategy and launched its successful iPad app.

Rod became editor-in-chief of The Canberra Times in 2012 and later combined this role with the position of editorial production services director, responsible for editorial production across Australia and New Zealand. Rod has been ACM editorial director since October 2014.



Local Sales Director, Australian Community Media

Sharon Fitter

In 2017 Sharon Fitter was appointed Local Sales Director of Australian Community Media having only been with the company for 12 months as Sales Capability leader. Sharon is responsible for achievement of both print and digital direct sales across 160 Australian mastheads.

Sharon is an established business leader, mentor and coach with a diverse range of skills including Sales leadership, operations, enablement and capability. Sharon has also worked across Career Management as a qualified Executive Coach. Sharon’s coaching accreditations are with Marshall Goldsmith (stakeholder centred coaching) , ICEL and ICF.

Sharon has over 19 years management experience and 3 years consulting experience, holding both frontline and executive leadership positions.

Since joining ACM Sharon has created and implemented the Universal Way which is the ACM selling philosophy, implemented a measurable coaching model, implemented and designed Gap Planning strategy to drive conversion. Sharon has proven success in enabling outcomes and behavioural change that are sustainable in today’s diverse corporate sales environments.


Technology & Product Director, Australian Community Media

Stephen Hopkin

Stephen Hopkin is the Technology & Product Director of Australian Community Media and Printing. Stephen manages all the technology requirements from the internal hardware, software, application support, project management teams right through to the software development of websites. He is also responsible for the Product team that works alongside the Technology team to put ideas into Technology solutions.

Stephen understands the valuable needs of the customer and the user experience. His customer driven focus enables technology solutions and ensures that ACM systems are maintained and support the needs of all customers.

Throughout his 20 year tenure with the company, Stephen has worked across all areas of the business in a variety of roles. Prior to joining Information Technology in 2005 Stephen commenced his career in the Printing side of the business.

Stephen has an electrical engineering and information technology background.