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News 10 May 2022 - 2 min read

oOh!Media’s Noel Cook to depart, prompting exec team changes

By Sam Buckingham-Jones - Deputy Editor
oOhMedia's Noel Cook and Robbie Dery

oOhMedia's outgoing Chief Commercial and Operations Officer Noel Cook (L) and Robbie Dery (R), who will take over as Chief Commercial Operating Officer.

oOh!Media’s Chief Commercial and Operations Officer, Noel Cook, is leaving the company after 31 years. He has been “nothing short of an institution” there, per CEO and MD Cathy O’Connor. Robbie Dery has been named as his replacement, albeit in a slightly re-worked role of Chief Commercial Operating Officer.

What you need to know

  • Out of home company oOh!Media has announced changes to its executive leadership team after 31-year veteran Noel Cook, current Chief Commercial and Operations Officer, announced he would be stepping down.
  • Robbie Dery will take up the role of Chief Commercial Operating Officer from July.

Noel Cook, out of home company oOh!Media’s Chief Commercial and Operations Officer, will leave the business after more than 30 years to pursue other interests outside the outdoor industry. Robbie Dery will take over Cook's role. 

“After 31 years within the business, it’s time for a change,” Cook said in a statement.

“I’m enormously proud of my achievements and have been privileged to help build a business that has become the largest Out of Home media company in Australia. As I move on to exciting new challenges, I leave oOh! with an experienced leadership team in place and real momentum across the company and the Out of Home sector in general.”

Cook thanked oOh!’s CEO and Managing Director, Cathy O’Connor, who noted that the veteran had been “nothing short of an institution” at the company.

“He has been instrumental in making oOh! what it is today, and I want to thank and congratulate him for such an outstanding tenure,” she said. Cook steps down at the end of June.

Dery will take up the role of Chief Commercial Operating Officer, overseeing commercial strategy and operating leadership. Dery joined oOh! in 2008 to lead its Fly division, which includes airports, Qantas Lounges and inflight. Street furniture and rail businesses were added to his portfolio after the acquisition of Adshel in 2018.

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