Dentsu Aegis Network CFO Anthea Kane exits

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 22 May 2019

Dentsu Aegis Network's chief financial officer Anthea Kane has stepped down from her role with the holding group, AdNews can reveal.

Kane had been with the business for less than six months, taking on the CFO role at the end of January this year.

AdNews understands that it was her decision to exit the business and is not connected to the recent round of executive redundancies within the holding group.

AdNews revealed earlier today that Amplifi's Adrian Roeling, iProspect's Nick Seckhold and head of comms for DAN, Andrew Hewett had all been made redundant as of this week.

Kane joined DAN from ANZ Banking Group where she had held multiple roles during her 17 years with the bank, most recently as the CFO global technology, services and operations.

DAN stated at the time that Kane would act in a strategic partner position with the recently appointed and incoming CEO, Henry Tajer, who joined the business shortly after.

This continues the run of key executives exiting the business, which has included the likes of DAN CEO Simon RyanCarat CEO Paul BrooksVizeum MD Travis Day and Carat CMO Andrea Rule in recent months.

It has been reported that DAN will continue to undergo further restructuring following blows to its media agency operations in the last 12 months.

Since April last year, the list of media accounts moving out of Carat, Vizeum and Dentsu X have continued to stack up, with AdNews estimating the media division has lost close to $275 million.

DAN would not comment further on Kane's departure or any wider restructuring.

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