Sam Morgan retires and Todd Sampson appointed to Fairfax Media Board

SAM MORGAN RETIRES FROM FAIRFAX MEDIA BOARD

TODD SAMPSON APPOINTED TO FAIRFAX MEDIA BOARD 


SYDNEY, 29 MAY, 2014: Mr Roger Corbett, Chairman of the Board of Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ], today announced that Mr Sam Morgan has decided to retire from the Board and that Mr Todd Sampson has agreed to join the Board. 

Mr Morgan has served on the Board for six years. 

Mr Corbett said: “Sam has made an outstanding contribution to the Board and to the company’s strategic thinking. We will miss him. Sam is, of course, a highly successful digital entrepreneur and the founder of what is now Trade Me Ltd which is publicly listed in both Australia and New Zealand. Sam has decided that it is now time for him to move on to devote more of his time to his philanthropic and business ventures in various parts of the world. 

“We are delighted that Todd Sampson has agreed to join the Fairfax Board. We believe that he will bring a deep knowledge of media, marketing, advertising and digital transformation to our Board. He will also bring his commercial success as the national CEO of Leo Burnett, one of Australians most successful communication companies. ” 

Todd Sampson, in accepting the position, said: “I am excited to be a part of this important company. I accepted the role because I think I can make a difference” 

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