Staff Australia-wide celebrated at annual Nova Entertainment Awards

• Nova and smoothfm’s announcers from around the country presented awards on the night

On Friday night, the annual Nova Entertainment Awards were held in Melbourne at The Regent Theatre Ballroom to recognise the outstanding work and efforts of staff for the last 12 months.

Over 240 guests from Nova Entertainment’s stations around the country attended the special evening.

Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny welcomed guests to Melbourne and introduced one of Australia’s most talented artists, Jessica Mauboy to perform and kick off the evening. MC Nova 91.9’s Jarrod Walsh, returning as MC for the second consecutive year, got the proceedings started before introducing CEO Cathy O’Connor to officially start the evening.

Nova drive co-hosts Tim Blackwell and Kate Ritchie

Awards recognised the Most Outstanding Leader, Future Leader, Best Content, Elio Tedesco Most Outstanding Operational Support, Cultural Ambassador, Best Team Executive/Team Collaboration, Best Innovation or Idea, Best Client Campaign Under $100K and over $100K, High Sales Achiever, the CEO Award with recipients hand selected by Cathy O’Connor, and concluded with the Market of the Year.

smoothfm Sydney’s Glenn Daniel and Bogart Torelli

Nova and smoothfm’s announcers from around the country presented awards on the night including Nova’s national drive show Kate, Tim & Marty, Nova 96.9’s Fitzy and Sarah McGilvray (Sydney), Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny, Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Susie O’Neill (Brisbane), Nova 937’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun (Perth), Nova 91.9’s Dylan & Hayley, smoothfm 91.5’s breakfast show Mike Perso and Jennifer Hansen and smoothfm 95.3’s Bogart Torelli and Glenn Daniel with Nova 100’s work day announcers Matt Tilley and Troy Ellis closing the night and getting the after party started.

Nova drive’s Marty Sheargold

Also attending on the night were smoothfm announcers Ty Frost and Simon Diaz, Nova 100 afternoon announcer Mel Tracina, Star 104.5’s breakfast host Rabbit, Nova 100’s Dean Thomas and news journalist Ash Gardner and Nova 919 anchor Jarrod Walsh.

Nova Perth’s Nathan, Nat and Shaun

Group executives included CEO Cathy O’Connor, Chief Marketing Officer Tony Thomas, Chief Commercial Office Peter Charlton, Group GM Peter Colosimo, Chief Digital Officer Fayad Tohme, Head of M&A, Strategy & Partnerships Nathan Reay, CFO Georgia Byrne, Head of People Experience Alana Howe and Head of Technology Matt Steadman.

Nova Brisbane’s Kip, Susie, Ash and Luttsy

Also attending were program directors from around the country including Daniel Underhill (Nova 937), Jay Walkerden (Nova 106.9 and Head of Podcasting), Ben Latimer (Nova 969 and Nova 919), Rohan Brown (Nova 100), Craig Munn (station manager FIVEaa), Shayne Sinclair (Star 104.5), Peter Clay (Head of Programming NOVA 96.9 & smoothfm network) and Brendan Taylor (Group Program Operations Director).

Top Photo: Nova Entertainment group executives: Head of M&A, Strategy & Partnerships Nathan Reay, Chief Commercial Office Peter Charlton, Alana Howe Head of People Experience, Group GM Peter Colosimo, CEO Cathy O’Connor, Chief Marketing Officer Tony Thomas, CFO Georgia Byrne, Chief Digital Office Fayad Tohme and Matt Steadman Head of Technology.

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