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Tony Kendall

Managing Director

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Favourite place to holiday in regional Australia: Kangaroo Island, SA.

Tony has more than 20 years media industry experience in multi-media sales leadership across digital, audio, print and outdoor.

He joined ACM in Dec 2019 when the organisation was transitioning from the Fairfax legacy and became the Managing Director in 2020.​

Prior to joining ACM, Tony performed various strategic leadership roles for News Corp Australia, Bauer Media, the New York Post and HT&E. Tony also led Australian Radio Network and News Magazines as Chief Executive Officer.

Rod Quinn

Editorial Director

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Favourite regional Australian produce: O’Riada shiraz from Tim Kirk’s Clonakilla Winery, Murrumbateman, Yass, NSW.

Rod Quinn is ACM’s editorial director, with responsibility for the journalism ACM publishes across newspapers and websites. Rod is a former editor-in-chief of The Canberra Times and editor of the Newcastle Herald, two of the 14 daily mastheads in ACM’s portfolio. 

Rod began his career as a cadet journalist at the Newcastle Herald. He was head of editorial production across Australia and New Zealand for Fairfax Media before taking on his present role with ACM in 2014. 

Rod led ACM’s editorial team during a major transformation program that reshaped the business for a digital future. Rod is based in Canberra.​

Chris Hitch

Chief Financial Officer

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Favourite place to holiday in regional Australia: Noosa, Qld.

Chris started his journey with ACM in early 2022. He has performed CFO, M&A and advisory roles at large organisations in different industries for more than 10 years before joining our leadership team.

Chris has executive, advisory, restructuring and turnaround experience. Having been both a CFO and an advisor, it enables him to quickly identify key process and transactional issues and develop achievable strategies required to address these.​

Chris is a member of Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand.


Jarrah Petzold

Marketing Director

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Favourite regional event: Orange FOOD Week, Orange NSW.

Jarrah Petzold is a highly skilled marketer and leader with nearly two decades experience working in media and marketing.

Jarrah heads up ACM’s consumer, digital and trade marketing teams as well as the national design studio and Chi Squared – ACM’s research agency who founded Heartbeat of Australia in partnership with the University of Canberra.

Previously, Jarrah was Head of Marketing for News Corp Australia’s prestige brands The Australian, Vogue Australia and GQ where he championed many successful strategies including ‘For the informed Australian’ brand platform, and podcast  ‘The Teachers Pet’.


Jemma Heuston

Director People & Culture

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Favourite place to holiday in regional Australia: Shoal Bay, NSW.

Jemma is a customer focused and pragmatic human resources professional with extensive experience partnering with executives and senior managers to develop people strategies and deliver large transformation projects.

Jemma has specialised skills in change management, leadership development, talent management, recruitment, employee relations, training and remuneration and benefits.

Jemma has worked with ACM for more than three years stepping into the lead role in 2020.

Prior to joining ACM, Jemma worked in a variety of senior roles at Fairfax Media and the Domain Group.

Bruce Levine

Chief Technology Officer

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Favourite place to holiday in regional Australia: Mollymook Beach, Shoalhaven, NSW.

Bruce is an experienced data & strategy manager combining solid commercial acumen and business knowledge with the ability to communicate to and influence key stakeholders. 

Bruce has worked across IT, media, utilities & consumer electronics industries and has successfully delivered various high profile transformation programs.

During his career, Bruce has also been involved in strategic planning and has led project teams and operational business units. Bruce is also highly skilled in implementing strategy & change management within the context of strategic project delivery.

Craig Chapman

Commercial Director ACM Agri

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Favourite regional Australian event: AgQuip, Gunnedah, NSW.

Craig commenced working with ACM in 1989 for The Land as a sales cadet.​

With more than 33 years experience in the agriculture sector, Craig has worked in sales, sales management and executive roles across rural publishing and events businesses in Australia and New Zealand. 

As Commercial Director Craig is leading ACM Agriculture and is currently focused on setting the division up for future success. 

Clayton Hill

Director of Operations

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Favourite place to holiday in regional Australia: Port Douglas, Qld.

Clayton is a hard working, energetic and dedicated leader with a passion for developing staff and building high performance teams. He has extensive experience in improving and creating business processes, vendor management and creating strategies that improve both financial outputs and customer satisfaction through operational efficiencies and effectiveness.

Clayton loves challenges and celebrating the success of achieving goals and the engagement it can create through reward and recognition.

Damian Hetherington

Commercial Director Enterprise

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Favourite regional Australian event: Warrnambool May Racing Carnival, Vic.

A previous small business owner himself, Damian understands what drives SMEs in our local communities.

With his passion for building high performing teams who are customer first, Damian has over a decade of experience in the Media industry directly in the markets we operate.

As a student of leadership & coaching, skilled in facilitating teams to work toward growth outcomes, ACM’s Enterprise team is well placed to deliver growth for its customers under Damians’ leadership.