News Corp’s Lou Barrett announces new roles for MCN exec and internal promotion

The new roles follow the recent promotion of Rachel Savio

News Corp Australia executive general manager network sales Lou Barrett has announced two key appointments to her leadership team.

MCN’s Danny Lavell (pictured L) is joining News Corp as general manager, consortium agencies and Paul Blackburn (pictured R) has been appointed as general manager, key accounts.

These two new roles follow the recent promotion of Rachel Savio to group general manager, network strategy.

Lavell has been national head of direct sales with MCN for the past four years. He has 20 years’ experience in both publishing and television, including 16 years at ACP prior to his time with MCN.

Blackburn also has close to 20 years’ experience in media sales, including 10 years with Pacific Magazines before joining NewsLifeMedia as NSW sales director in 2012. In 2015, he became director, sales and strategy and then moved to the role of commercial director – lifestyle. Most recently, he has been general manager, NSW network sales.

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