Brett brings a wealth of major international experience across media, technology, entertainment, investment and telecommunications. Brett is Chairman of Madman Entertainment, Chairman of Yellow Pages Group, Chairman of The Advisory Board of HRL Morrison & Co., a Principal of the Bombora Group, an Independent Board Director at Surfing Australia, Sellable and eftpos Payment Australia and Chairman of Canberra Data Centres. Brett has formerly served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of APN News and Media and has held senior executive roles at the venture capital firm Silverfern Group, Telecom New Zealand, Publishing & Broadcasting Limited, ecorp, ninemsn and Village Roadshow.
Brett’s expertise will continue the great work of the outgoing Chair Michael Smellie, who over his six year tenure, assisted in the launch of CEA’s Startup Fund and the establishment of Creative3 forum as the nation’s largest startup event for creative tech. I thank Michael for his significant contribution in shaping CEA over the last six years and his support to put creative industries on the map nationally as a key economic sector.