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HT&E Announces Appointment of Jeremy Child as Corporate Secretary and Chief Tax Officer

HT&E announced the appointment of HT&E Corporate Secretary and Chief Tax Officer, Jeremy Child as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Child joined HT&E Limited in 2015 as Head of Group Tax and took on the expanded role of Company Secretary in August 2019.

In his new role, Child will report to the CEO, Ciaran Davisjoin the executive management team and continue to serve in the important role of HT&E’s Corporate Secretary, while assuming responsibility for its legal function.

ARN CEO Ciaran Davis said, “Jeremy’s appointment signals a shift in focus from the legal function to becoming more strategic advisors and partners to the business and presents a great opportunity to leverage the depth of his experience in the areas of corporate governance, law and taxation. Jeremy has been with HT&E since 2015 and has made several significant contributions to the business, most recently playing a key role in the acquisition of Grant Broadcasters and settling ATO matters.

Child previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly ABN AMRO), dealing with a variety of tax matters including advising on transactions, products, governance and managing tax audits. Jeremy has also consulted for tax firms, including providing R&D advice with MJ&A and GST advice with PwC.

Child is a lawyer with a BBus/LLB from UTS, an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia.

In addition to Child’s promotion, other changes have been made to the legal team. These include a senior legal adviser Justine Mitchell who will soon join ARN from Warner Music Australia, where she was head of business affairs, to provide a wide range of media law advice to the business, including iHeartRadio, podcasting and ARN’s radio broadcast operations.

Mitchell joins the existing legal team of Sarah Crochet (Senior Legal Advisor – Regional NRA) and Jessica O’Neill (Jural advisor). ARN is also looking to recruit another lawyer to its team.

Irene McMonniesDirector of Legal and Business Affairs at ARN since 2019, leaves ARN to join Screen Australia as Head of Legal Services and Compensation and Co-production Producer.