Hugh Marks

Nine Network



Australia’s broadcast TV sector is being squeezed on all sides: declining advertising, rising rights costs, encroaching regulations and especially competition from international streamers. The remedy foreseen by free-to-air broadcaster Nine was to acquire venerable publishing group Fairfax, a $3 billion deal in 2018 that caused outrage among those concerned for media pluralism in Australia and Nine’s commercial instincts. But with a style that’s far from the traditional image of Australia’s brash media tycoons, the unassuming, lawyerly Marks, with a reputation for being fair-minded, good at delegating and extremely sharp, is an effective peace broker and potentially an image rebuilder. He has already proved smart at making the most of Stan, Australia’s own streamer, which became wholly owned through the deal.


  • RGM Artist Group
  • Nine Network
  • Southern Cross Broadcasting


  • University of New South Wales (Australia)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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