Damian Eales has been elected as president of the International News Media Association (INMA) board of directors.
Eales, chief operating officer of publishing at News Corp Australia, has been on the INMA board since 2014 and has served as VP for the past two years. He also sits on the NewsMediaWorks board.
INMA is a not-for-profit global community of news media companies which engages more than 10,000 executives at more than 700 media companies. Its board of directors oversees the strategic direction of the 89-year-old organisation.
“It is a real honour to be elected to this role at an inflexion point in the prospects for news media all around the world,” Eales said.
“The best news media businesses have weathered the storm of digital disruption and are now exploiting digital capabilities to power growth, engagement and grow new capabilities.
“The great thing about INMA is its character. Our international publisher members are universally willing to share best practice towards collective success.”
Also elected to the INMA board of directors is Chris Janz, Nine’s MD of publishing, who is also a member of NewsMediawork’s board.
“INMA is the world’s leading provider of global best practice for news media companies looking to grow revenue, audience and brand amid profound market change,” Peter Miller, NewsMediaWorks CEO, says.
“We are big fans of INMA and we leverage their ideas, initiatives and the network of news media professionals involved. It is great that INMA will now be helmed by Damian who is an enthusiast and a sharp strategic thinker.”
The announcement was made at last week’s INMA World Congress of News Media in New York where Nine and News Corp took home awards.
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