MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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

 

 

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.

 

 

Chief Revenue Officer, 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.

 

Chief Marketing Officer, Australian Community Media

Paul Tyrell

Paul has over 20 years experience in a range of marketing & commercial roles including Tatts Group as Group Marketing Manager, Sportsbet.com.au as Group Marketing Manager before moving into the media with senior roles at Southern Cross Austereo followed by 6 years at Domain in a dual role as Marketing Director for the Vic business and Commercial Strategy Director for property developers nationally. 

As Chief Marketing Officer for the group, Paul brings a wealth of experience in the media & property industry and a proven record in building, launching and maintaining products/brands that attract high quality and engaged audiences.