Mr. Housman is expected to play an important role in this next phase and in the overall Company growth strategy. He brings 20 years’ experience building companies, identifying new opportunities and driving revenue growth for businesses across the media and technology landscape. From 2012 to 2016, Mr Housman served as Chief Executive Officer of Ora Media, the digital television network and production studio founded by television icon Larry King and noted investor Carlos Slim Helú. During his leadership Ora introduced an innovative model for hybrid production and distribution, developing franchises across both digital and linear channels, working with such networks as ESPN, HBO, Hulu, and RT, while also developing its own digital syndication network, generating in excess of 35 million views per month.
David McGrath is one of Australia’s leading Media and Technology Executives, with more than 20 years International digital experience, specialising in online audience growth and digital commercialisation across programmatic and data driven networks.
Currently the Chief Digital Officer at Clubs Australia, David is leading the digital transformation across some 6,500 venues and more than 8 million memberships across Australia and New Zealand, and has held executive positions with some of the world’s biggest media and technology companies. Previously based in New York, he managed global commercial operations for Finnish software group Kiosked across the US, Europe the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
A digital native, David’s experience includes executive leadership positions at Telstra, IMG, Yahoo!, ASE IT, and Lachlan Murdoch’s Nova Entertainment Group. David is the outgoing Co-Chair of the Singaporean IAB Data Council (South East Asia), and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Seattle based Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology group Tersai Corporation.