Stephanie Antonis has been appointed commercial engagement director of Forbes Australia, with the appointment effective immediately.
Antonis will report to chief operating officer, Anna Hannaford, and will work to drive engagement and cultivate growth across the Forbes Australia media portfolio.
Before joining Forbes Australia, Antonis was the executive director – media sales at Rainmaker Media, responsible for multiple mastheads including Financial Standard, Money Magazine, and FS Sustainability.
She has previously held senior commercial positions managing broader business, consumer, and personal finance media titles.
Anna Hannaford said: “We are thrilled to have Stephanie join us as the commercial engagement director for Forbes Australia.
“Her extensive background engaging with large enterprise and global accounts in the direct and agency space positions her well to steer Forbes Australia’s efforts in expanding and strengthening commercial engagement across the region.
“Stephanie’s demonstrated expertise in cultivating long-term partnerships aligns perfectly with our vision for growth and innovation. We have full confidence that her leadership will be instrumental in advancing Forbes Australia’s commercial initiatives and elevating our brand presence,” she said.
Antonis’ appointment comes as the title continues to work to evolve and expand its presence across the Australian media landscape.
Stephanie Antonis said: “I am honoured to be a part of Forbes Australia and contribute to the organisation’s mission of providing valuable insights and opportunities to businesses in the region.
“Forbes is a global leader in delivering high-quality content and fostering connections. I am eager to leverage my experience to strengthen and expand our commercial engagement in the region.”
Last year, the title’s 2023 Australia’s 50 Richest list detailed the collective wealth of Australia’s top money makers.
The collective wealth of Australia’s 50 Richest on the 2023 Forbes list soared 70% to US$213 billion (AUD$308 billion) from $125 billion in 2019 when the list was last published.