Stacey Brown appointed CFO of News Corp Australia

Brown replaces Susan Panuccio who was promoted to News Corp’s global financial chief

Stacey Brown

News Corp Australia has appointed Stacey Brown chief financial officer.

Brown, current acting CFO at News Corp Australia, replaces Susan Panuccio who was promoted to News Corp’s global financial chief in March this year.

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News Corp Australasia’s executive chairman Michael Miller said: “Ms Brown’s in-depth understanding of the company’s varied operations, combined with her extensive financial management expertise across a number of Australian corporates, ensured she would provide the requisite financial leadership and vision.

“Stacey brings an exceptional level of experience to this role as well as intricate knowledge of our diverse and complex portfolio of assets.

“As the acting CFO for the past four months, Stacey has repeatedly and conclusively demonstrated her astute financial and leadership skills. She has a broad range of financial and corporate expertise which will be invaluable as we continue to transform the company and our portfolio and pursue new growth opportunities.”

Brown joined News Corp Australia in 2012 as general manager, finance and was promoted to deputy CFO in 2015. Prior to this she has held a number of senior financial roles across a variety of industries including CFO – Finance and Asset Management for the Lowy Family Group, head of group reporting at Qantas and group financial controller, Multiplex. Brown also worked for News from 1997 to 2004 as the group financial accountant performing the global financial reporting function.

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