Cathy O'Connor is the Chief Executive Officer of DMG Radio Australia. DMG owns and operates the national Nova radio network, a leading Under 40's brand in Australia. DMG also owns the Classic Rock stations in Sydney and Melbourne, leading talk station Fiveaa in Adelaide and Star 104.5 on the central coast of NSW.
Cathy entered the radio industry in 1985 and worked in sales roles at both 2SM and 2GB in Sydney. Her management career began at Austereo in 1991 where she held the roles of Agency Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and General Manager. Cathy joined DMG Radio Australia as Managing Director in January 2003 and was appointed to the position of CEO on 1st October 2008.
Since joining DMG, Cathy has been involved in the completion and evolution of the national Nova network, including the launches of Nova Adelaide and Brisbane, as well as the Classic Rock stations.
Cathy works with the DMG senior management team across Australia with the goal of delivering new levels of innovation and creativity in commercial radio to both listeners and advertisers.
Career achievements include the Telstra NSW Business Women's Award for the Private Sector - over 100 Employees Category (1996), and Cathy was also awarded a Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Business Leadership in 2003, recognising her significant career achievements.
Cathy was appointed as Chair of Commercial Radio Australia in October 2009, having previously served as a Director on the board since 2006. Cathy is also a Governor of the board of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.