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Ex CBA cyber chief Memo Hayek appointed Nine's CITO
Wed, 22nd Feb 2023

Nine, Australia's largest locally owned media company, has announced the appointment of Memo Hayek as its Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO). In this expanded role, Hayek will be responsible for the vision, strategy, planning, and delivery of technology across Nine, working closely with Chief Product Officer, Bec Haagsma, to deliver a competitive advantage for the company through its consumer experiences and commercial products. Hayek brings over 30 years of industry experience to her new position, having served most recently as General Manager, Group Cyber Transformation and Delivery at Commonwealth Bank.

"Memo is an exceptional technology leader with a proven track record in driving digital transformation and innovation in large organizations," said Chief Digital Officer, Alex Parsons. "Her passion, enthusiasm, and expertise will provide a significant step forward for Nine, as technology continues to play an expanding role in our organization's future growth and success."

In response to her appointment, Hayek expressed excitement about joining Nine, an iconic Australian brand that is passionate about providing exceptional customer experiences. "It is a privilege to join the company at such an exciting time," she said. "I am looking forward to working with Alex and the whole leadership team on achieving the group's strategy and vision through leading edge technology."

Hayek will report to the Chief Digital Officer and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Digital Leadership Team. Her role at Nine will commence on March 27.

Nine's strategy is to create great content, distribute it broadly, and engage audiences and advertisers. The company is the home of Australia's most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment, and is known for creating the best content that consumers can access when and how they want. Nine's assets include the Nine Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Australian Financial Review, radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, and 6PR, digital properties such as nine.com.au, 9Now, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, subscription video platform Stan, and majority investments in Domain Group and Drive.