Board of Directors

Executive Chairman

Bruce Fink

Bruce Fink achieved a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) in 1985. His career spans 25 years across the entertainment industry, including cinema as well as television production.

Bruce Fink’s privately held Bickham Court Group (BCG) has a controlling interest in Executive Channel Holdings (ECH), the parent company of the Executive Channel Network’s European operations (ECN). The sale of ECN’s Australian operations was successfully completed in 2016. Bruce co-founded ECH and serves as it’s Executive Chairman. ECH also wholly owns Media i which has a network of screens located in Australian advertising agencies – Media i constantly connects media professionals with vital dynamic news content and industry information.

Having always had an interest in start-ups, Mr Fink co-founded Dubsat as well as Global TV in the 1980s. Global TV went on to become Australia’s leading provider of outsourced television production services.

Mr Fink is a keen supporter of charities particularly in education and health. These include the Oasis Youth Support Network in NSW; Mt Scopus College in Victoria; Moriah College in NSW; and the Lauren & Bruce Fink Paediatric Emergency Theatre at Sydney Children’s Hospital in NSW. He currently serves on the Board of the Children’s Medical Research Institute as well as several of its sub-committees including: Finance & Investment, Building Foundation, and Audit & Risk. Mr Fink is also a Director of the Moriah College Foundation and a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Chairman’s council.

 

Global CEO

Charles Parry-Okeden

Charles Parry-Okeden has 25 years experience in advertising media sales. Charles commenced his career in radio before moving to the world of out of home advertising, a sector which became a life-long passion. Charles spent 12 years at Buspak, ultimately holding its most senior sales position, when Buspak recorded unprecedented advertising revenue and profit.

In 2005, the combination of Charles’ entrepreneurial spirit and sales professionalism saw him co-found Executive Channel.

In 2008, Charles established a highly successful B2B business model with the launch of Media i. As one of the digital out of home pioneers in Australia, Charles is well credentialed to deliver a clear vision for what the industry requires for its continued success.

Non Executive Director

Kim Williams AM

Kim Williams has had a long involvement in the arts, entertainment and media industries and has held various executive leadership positions since the late 1970s including as chief executive at each of News Corp Australia, FOXTEL, Fox Studios Australia, the Australian Film Commission, Southern Star Entertainment.

Mr Williams has also held numerous board positions (and chairmanships) in commercial and public life including as the chairman of the Sydney Opera House Trust from 2005 until 2013.

He was appointed a member in the Order of Australia in 2006 and received an honorary doctorate of letters from Macquarie University in 2009. He is a current board member of numerous bodies including as an AFL commissioner and Chairman of the Copyright Agency.

His book Rules of Engagement was published in 2014.

 

Non Executive Director

Dr Frank Wolf OAM

Dr Wolf has over 25 years’ experience in the property and financial services industries, including involvement in retail, commercial, industrial and hospitality-related assets in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Dr Wolf has been instrumental in over $3 billion worth of property related transactions, corporate acquisitions and divestments and has financed specialist property-based assets in retirement and hospitality sectors.  He is also a director of HGL Limited, a diversified publicly listed investment company.

Dr Wolf was awarded an OAM for service to the community in 2012.

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Executive Director

Chris Winterburn

Chris Winterburn has been in the media industry for near on 20 years working predominantly on the media agency side in various capacities for multinational agencies rising to Managing Director of the WPP owned agency Mediacom.

At Mediacom he was instrumental in the successful introduction of Mediacom’s digital & strategic offering and the growth of the agency’s diversified services. At that time Chris was responsible for managing a team of 120 staff that serviced client billings of more than $500 million p.a.

During his time with WPP Chris was an active participant in the George Patterson Bates buyback from Cordiant Communications in the UK, as well as the acquisition and subsequent transition of the Mediacom business from Zenith Media.

Chris is currently a non-executive Board Member of Executive Channel Australia and managing director of Media i, Australia’s most consumed trade media platform for media agency professionals, comprising over 200 premium large format digital screens across 80 locations.