Nine Entertainment Co. welcomes Mandy Pattinson as a non-executive director

Nine Entertainment Co - Mandy Pattinson

“Media has always been my passion, and Nine is clearly at the forefront of the evolution of the media sector in Australia”

Nine Entertainment Co. has announced the appointment of Mandy Pattinson as a non-executive director, effective immediately.

Pattinson is currently an executive consultant, drawing on her more than 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries, both locally and internationally.

Prior to this, she spent more than ten years at the global media giant Discovery Communications. In her role as executive vice president and general manager – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, Pattinson led a team focusing on building audience engagement with local programming, promotion and award-winning production initiatives, driving the rapid growth of Discovery’s brand portfolio across factual, sports, general entertainment and childrens’ subscription TV channels and on-demand services locally in Australia and New Zealand.

Pattinson previously held senior positions in the Consumer & Multimedia division of Optus across legal, regulatory, television and new media content. She was also a Board member of ASTRA, the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association.

Pattinson is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Master of Laws Degree from the University of NSW (Honours).

Chairman Peter Costello said of Pattinson’s appointment: “We are pleased to welcome Mandy to the Nine Board. Mandy has a wealth of experience in the Australian media sector, and brings particular strength in premium subscription television content and multi-platform strategies. We believe Mandy adds valuable skills to our Board as we continue to navigate and build Nine’s position within the Australian media sector.”

Pattinson said of her new role with Nine Entertainment Co: “I am thrilled to join the Nine Board in these exciting times. Media has always been my passion, and Nine is clearly at the forefront of the evolution of the media sector in Australia. The Group is well-positioned to build on its significant achievements in repositioning the business for its digital future.”

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