Nick Young leaves Nine to be the new CCO for NOVA

Nick Young has been appointed to the role of Chief Commercial Officer for NOVA Entertainment and will report to CEO Peter Charlton.

His start date will be announced shortly.

Nick will bring a breadth of commercial experience across multiple media sectors, with a deep focus on digital and data, and will be responsible for the development and execution of NOVA Entertainment’s commercial strategy.

He will work closely with NOVA’s senior commercial leaders, taking responsibility for creating commercial opportunities for clients and brands and capitalising on the strength of NOVA’s digital audio and broadcast platforms, and will lead NOVA’s industry leading commercial function, including agency and direct sales, digital commercial teams and inventory management.

He is currently Director of Sales – Digital and Publishing for the Nine Entertainment and has been responsible for the commercialisation and data strategy for Nine’s Digital and publishing platforms since June 2019.

Having held several senior commercial roles within digital, audio, television and agency businesses, Nick spent two years at Ninemsn as Group Sales Manager and eight years with the Multi Channel Network (MCN) in a variety of roles including National Digital Sales Director, National Sales Director – TV and Chief Sales Officer.

Peter Charlton says Nick’s cross- platform commercial expertise will provide, as the business continues to develop and deliver on customers’ audio ambitions.

He says, “NOVA Entertainment is committed to investing and capitalising on our strength in

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audio and the opportunity it provides our audience, clients and partners. Nick’s extensive track record and commercial strength in digital and data will be a great asset to our commercial team and the wider business. Working with Group Commercial Director Luke Minto and Digital Audio Commercial & Network Director Kane Reiken, his appointment complements our highly experienced senior leadership team which includes the recent appointments of a Chief Growth Officer and Commercial Operations Director. Nick’s expertise will further strengthen NOVA’s position and ability to capitalise on the clear growth opportunity that audio provides our business and clients.”

Nick says, “I am delighted to be joining one of Australia’s leading audio companies, at a time when NOVA is committed to investing in and strengthening its broadcast and digital ambitions. With clients and brands increasingly recognising the strength of audio, I’m excited to be working with advertisers in developing all audio opportunities across NOVA’s compelling content and addressable solutions.”