Nine has appointed Chris Perera as Head of Nine Plus, Perth, replacing Marianne Stelmach who resigned mid January.
Perera (pictured) will lead Nine’s growing direct client team focused on providing marketing solutions to Perth’s small-to-medium business owners using Nine’s TV, radio, digital and publishing assets.
One of Perth’s top media sales professionals, Perera brings a strong background to the role having led sales for APN Outdoor in both Perth and Brisbane and also JCDeaux in Queensland.
Most recently he oversaw the sales and customer experience for Australia and New Zealand of a global bridal company, Essence of Australia.
Nine Perth Managing Director, Clive Bingwa, said Perera’s appointment would help power Nine Plus as it continues to develop its unique offering in the Perth market.
“Chris is a dynamic, results-driven leader with a people-first philosophy,” said Bingwa. “His industry experience, together with the expertise of his diligent team, will ensure Nine Plus remains a premium option to better service the needs of local clients in an integrated fashion across our assets.
“In recent years we have developed a unique offering for the Perth market across our products Channel 9, 9Now, WAToday and 6PR and there is no one better placed than Chris in this space to talk to clients about the opportunity these mediums provide local businesses to grow their revenue and market share.”
Perera said he was excited about the opportunity for Nine Plus in Perth.
“Nine is clearly focused on growth and I am honoured to join the business. I can’t wait to lead the Nine Plus team on this journey in a market I know exceptionally well,” said Perera. “I’m focused on helping businesses unlock the power of Nine’s fully integrated cross-platform assets, to ensure we surpass client expectations and deliver results. Together we will grow and succeed.”