Top 25 Media People 2015: Peter Tonagh

Top 25 Media People in 2015: News Corp Australia CEO Peter Tonagh

With the start of the new year, we take a look back at the top 25 media personalities who stood out in the Australian media landscape in 2015.

CEO, News Corp Australia

Peter TonaghTonagh joins an elite group that over the past 15 years has had John Hartigan, Kim Williams and Julian Clarke as members. Tonagh has the added benefit of Michael Miller working alongside him as executive chairman. The Murdoch family is never far from the action and there would have been input from them and global CEO Robert Thomson before a major announcement under Tonagh’s reign – new editors for The Australian and The Daily Telegraph. Tonagh has also been part of the new NRL deal and the job challenges ahead include closing the acquisition of Sky News Australia, managing a closer relationship with Network Ten via the Foxtel investment and continuing the long journey to make the news brands more profitable via the growth of digital subscriptions and advertising. Thomson also spoke earlier this year about News Corp using Australia as a base to expand into Asia.

Other featured people in the top 25:

Kylie Rogers

Darren Wick

Kate Vale

Shaun James

Brad Lyons

Anthony Xydis

Adam Laing

Russell Tate

Grant Blackley

Nicole Sheffield

Jane Huxley

Waleed Aly

Karen Stocks

Greg Hywood

Sarah Ferguson

Allen Lew

Neil Monaghan

Hannah Barnes

Anthony Fitzgerald

Leonie Lowe

Tony Thomas

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