Former APN talent joins SCA as chief people and culture officer

13 December 2019
Annaliese van Riet

Southern Cross Austereo has named former APN talent Annaliese van Riet as its chief people and culture officer.

Van Riet, who has spent 15 years working as a people, culture and human resources leader, was previously general manager of people, culture and performance at APN Outdoor. In this role she worked closely with then-CEO James Warburton during the acquisition by JCDecaux.

Most recently, she has been consulting to DoorDash, a US-based food delivery giant as it expanded into the Australian market.

“Annaliese has unrivalled experience in the media sector and has been instrumental in building talent, creating enviable cultures and overseeing a major acquisition,” says SCA CEO Grant Blackley.

“The breadth of experience that Annaliese brings to our business is valuable and we are delighted she is joining us.

“In recognition of the importance of people to our business, and retaining and building upon our award-winning culture, Annaliese will also join the executive leadership team.”

Van Riet joins the newly expanded leadership team at the radio network, along with Nikki Clarkson who was named chief marketing and communications officer last month. SCA is also set to announce its chief content officer shortly.

The announcements of leadership roles comes after the business was forced to restructure, reportedly cutting up to 90 roles, due to a “challenging and difficult market”.

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