NOVA Entertainment is Australia's fastest growing entertainment company. The company is owned by Illyria Nominees Television, Lachlan Murdoch’s private investment company.
NOVA Entertainment creates and share great experiences across our radio and digital platforms including the Nova Network, smoothfm in Sydney and Melbourne, FIVEaa, Star 104.5, novafm.com.au and smooth.com.au. Together these brands reach over nine million consumers each week across all age demographics.
Cathy entered the radio industry in 1985 and worked in sales roles at both 2SM and 2GB in Sydney. Her management career began at Austereo in 1991 where she held the roles of Agency Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and General Manager. Career achievements include being awarded the Telstra NSW Business Women's Award for the Private Sector (1996) and Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Business Leadership in 2003. Cathy has served on the Board of Commercial Radio Australia since 2006, and held the role of Chair from 2009 to 2012. In 2016 Cathy was also inducted into the Commercial Radio Australia Hall of Fame.
Radio is a passion of mine so I get to mix my passion with my career and that’s what I love. The live nature of radio is exciting and changes every day so that suits someone like me that’s always looking for the next thing. I also love the fact that radio is a people business and I get to lead and be part of an amazing team!
Alana joined NOVA in 2015 as Head of HR after having previously worked extensively in HR roles in the media and entertainment space. Alana develops the people and culture strategy for NOVA Entertainment to ensure it is aligned and integrated with the business strategy. She has a Business degree and a Masters in HR and a broad background in executive level HR partnering and change delivery.
There is a fantastic energy within NOVA, we are fast moving and bring big ideas to life.…but most of all, it’s a fun place to be!
With over 25 years programming experience in the UK for radio stations including Global Radio, Virgin Radio and Capital FM, Paul Jackson joined NOVA Entertainment in 2010. The mastermind behind smoothfm, Paul has bought his wealth of knowledge, radio insights and talent to our team since 2010.
Every day I get the chance to work with some of the most passionate people in the business, creating an original and incredible sound that is market leading.
Fayad brings executive experience in digital transformation and new product development. He has held senior leadership roles across consulting, strategy, transformation and delivery.
Fayad leads our Digital team leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest customer centric innovations to the Nova Entertainment brands.
NOVA Entertainment is an exciting and dynamic business that is embracing technological change to ensure its success now and well into the future.
Georgia Byrne is NOVA Entertainment’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for leading the finance function.
With over 15 years of local and international financial experience across media, financial services and telco, most recently Georgia was Finance Director at Domain Group, leading the operational separation of the company associated with its listing in November 2017. Previously she has held several senior finance positions at Fairfax Media spanning mergers and acquisitions, print media and digital businesses.
With extensive experience in print, outdoor and radio advertising in the UK and Australia at BBC Magazines, Capital Radio, CBS Outdoor and Adshel, Peter Charlton joined NOVA Entertainment in 2012 to lead the National Sales team. Peter has since taken on the role of Group Commercial Officer in December 2016 where he works closely with the General Managers in each market to coordinate the operations and successful implementation of each station’s business plans and oversees NOVA’s sales teams around the country.
I love the obvious sense of pride that people have to be part of this organisation. There is a real , genuine feel of a close knit team about the place.
With over 19 years’ experience in broadcast technology, Matt Steadman is NOVA Entertainment’s Head of Technology. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership in developing and implementing broadcast technology, IT and infrastructure initiatives which support NOVA Entertainment’s overall business strategy.
Having joined NOVA Entertainment as National Technology Operations Manager in February 2016, Matt has held a variety of roles with two of the major broadcast networks including National Broadcast Technology Manager and National Broadcast Technology Engineer. He has won an Australian Commercial Radio Award for Engineering Excellence and is on the board of Commercial Radio Australia’s Digital Technology Advisory Group.
I’m a radio nerd from way back, so it’s amazing to come to work each day and contribute alongside the most passionate team in the entertainment industry! And in a 24/7 business there’s never a dull moment.
With over 18 years’ media experience, Peter Colosimo has been NOVA Entertainment’s Group General Manager since July 2018. Peter joined NOVA Entertainment in February 2013 as Sydney Agency Sales Director. He has held a variety of roles including Sydney Sales Director and General Manager for Nova 100 and smoothfm 91.5 in Melbourne before being promoted to his current role. The Group General Manager position sees Peter as a key member of the Group Executive, leading the successful implementation of company strategy by aligning the functional areas of our business towards achieving the Company strategic objectives.
My Favourite thing about working at NOVA Entertainment is that I work with a team of high energy, bold challengers who are prepared to strive for greater things for themselves and the company in everything that we set out to achieve. There is an infectious energy about working at NOVA Entertainment and it is our people that make working at Entertainment a joy!