Scott McClellan steps down from AANA
Wed 8 August 2012
"I'm proud of the industry leadership AANA has provided during my term as CEO, but now it's time for me to take on new challenges. We have aggressively defended our self-regulatory Codes which have enabled the industry to fend off the push for tighter regulation over commercial freedom of expression. We also became a strong pro-advertiser voice among industry suppliers, driving greater accountability and effectiveness from the media and agencies. This effort has been rewarded by steady membership growth, as marketers have come to see AANA as their industry advocate," said Mr McClellan.
Acting Chair, Inese Kingsmill of Telstra thanked Scott for his service to AANA. "During his time as CEO, Scott has skilfully managed a wide range of industry, government and community stakeholders to defend and promote the interests of marketers. The Association is now strongly positioned for continued growth and we thank him for his service."
Alina Bain, AANA Director of Codes, Policy and Regulatory Affairs will take responsibility as acting CEO whilst a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. Ms Bain and AANA staff will also be supported by current Board member, Ian Alwill (former Director Marketing & Communications, Nestle) during this period of transition.
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About the AANA: The Australian Association of National Advertisers is the peak national body for advertisers and represents the interests of organisations involved Australia’s $30 billion a year advertising, marketing and media industry.