Cathy O’Connor

One of Australia’s most recognised media industry leaders, Cathy O’Connor became CEO of oOh!media in January 2021 following 12 successful years at the helm of Nova Entertainment.

She is leading the strategic evolution of oOh!’s business model at a time of rapid change, capitalising on the company’s significant investments in data, audience insights, content and creative to target sustained growth.

Before joining oOh!, Cathy helped transform Nova into a multi-platform entertainment business, spending 17 years in total with the company. Prior to that she held several management roles at Austereo, after starting her career in radio advertising sales at 2SM and 2GB.

Cathy is a Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, Chair of the Sony Foundation, and previously served on the Commercial Radio Australia Board. Her numerous career achievements include a Telstra NSW Business Women’s Award for the Private Sector, a Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Business Leadership, and induction into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.

A Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Cathy also holds a BA in Communications from University of Technology Sydney.