Hugh Marks has over 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in content production, broadcasting and digital media, both in Australia and overseas. Hugh’s most recent role was as CEO of Nine Entertainment. Over his five years as CEO of Nine, Hugh transformed the business from a legacy broadcasting business with a market capitalisation under A$1 Billion to a future focussed A$5 Billion digital media business with market leading interests across each of Broadcasting, Publishing, Streaming, Marketplaces and Radio. Including driving and successfully integrating Australia’s largest recent media transaction through the merger with Fairfax Media and acquisition of minorities in Macquarie Radio.
Prior to Hugh joining Nine for the second time in his career in 2015 (he also worked at Nine between 1995 and 2002, joining as legal counsel and becoming head of Nine Films and Television), he had ownership and management interests in a number of independent companies providing content for broadcast and pay TV, talent management, and digital video production. Hugh was an authority member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority for more than two years. Previously he was CEO of the ASX listed Southern Star Group, Australia’s then largest independent production and distribution group.
SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland.
Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.