James Warburton was appointed as the new CEO of APN Outdoor from 22 January 2018.
James is a world-class senior executive with vast expertise in the media, marketing and advertising sectors.
Most recently James was the CEO of V8 Supercars where he drove significant growth in the sport and delivered unprecedented broadcast, sponsorship and funding deals.
James has held senior leadership roles at media buying company Universal McCann, the Seven Network and Network Ten.
Mike Watkins is the General Manager of APN Outdoor New Zealand. Mike is responsible for driving the development and growth of New Zealand operation.
Watkins has been in the advertising industry in NZ market for over 20 years, and comes most recently from being Head of social@Ogilvy. Previous to this, Mike was the COO and Founder of Post Creative Group, Group General Manager at Designworks, and also held senior roles at DDB and M&C Saatchi in Auckland.
His knowledge and experience are a huge asset to APN Outdoor and will help continue to drive Outdoor growth in the future.
Charlotte Valente is APN Outdoor’s General Manager – Marketing, responsible for driving initiatives to maximise the company’s market presence across Australia and New Zealand. Charlotte joined APN Outdoor on 19th February 2018.
Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience in connecting brands to people, working in senior roles across sales and marketing, consulting, strategy and sponsorship divisions in numerous reputable companies.
Annaliese van Riet
Annaliese van Riet leads our People & Culture function across Australia & New Zealand, with responsibility for driving the overall strategic direction of the HR function that inspires and enables a culture of innovation and high-performance.
Annaliese has a long history of building and enabling performance cultures in the media and technology sectors in both Australia & the UK. Annaliese was previously HR Director ANZ for Pandora Media; and prior to that, senior HR lead for the advertising sales, product and technology functions at Fairfax Media through times of significant digital transformation; and in the UK Annaliese built the HR function of a start-tech technology business taking them through to acquisition.
Jamie Cameron is the Commercial Director in New Zealand. He has overall responsibility for the management of major contracts, strategic asset procurement and development initiatives throughout New Zealand.
His knowledge of the commercial outdoor landscape is top-of-the-market and his determination and drive has helped APN Outdoor become the first operator to develop a permanent high resolution digital billboard in July 2013.
Jamie has extensive experience in the management of major contracts across a broad range of industries including Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services and the ICT sector.
Gary is the Sales Director for New Zealand's arm of APN Outdoor. He leads the agency and direct sales teams.
Rosewarne cut his teeth in the outdoor business working in both the Melbourne and Sydney offices at APN Outdoor, where he was recognised as a future leader of the business from his early days. Most recently, Rosewarne undertook a short stint at the SCentre Group in Melbourne but will return to his homeland of New Zealand to lead the sales team at APN Outdoor.
Teina is a stalwart of the outdoor industry. She started over 13 years ago as an integral member of the operations team at Buspak, acquiring a level of knowledge and experience that will be difficult to match.
She is responsible for producing and delivering all advertising campaign’s, managing key supply-chain relationships and managing costs directly associated with the operational side of the business.
Her easy manner belies a steely determination to exceed client’s expectations wherever possible. She is highly respected within the industry and will often be seen in the office outside normal business hours dealing with late material, bookings or the odd problem on a regular basis.
Kurt Malcolm is the Innovations Director at APN Outdoor New Zealand. With a passion for creativity and technology, he is responsible for ensuring APN Outdoor is at the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving Outdoor industry.
Kurt has gained a wealth of experience from his 12 years in Media sales and looks forward to developing APN Outdoor's strategic future.
Scott Bibby is Media Director of Agency in New Zealand. Alongside Kurt Malcolm, he heads up the agency sales team and is tasked with driving agency revenues, key initiatives and ultimately delivering sales.
With 12+ years of experience across both media agency and supplier side, he has a wealth of knowledge and a true passion for all things out of home.