PATRICK GALLAGHER – DIRECTOR CALIBRE300
SARAH CROWHURST – GROUP SALES MANAGER NOVA
Can you provide a short work bio – where you started, where you are now?
As a kid leaving school I never really had a particular desire to work in a certain field. From Jackarooing up in the Northern Territory, to selling construction products in Melbourne, to selling surfing gear in Sydney, my early years were very broad. All that was important to me at the time was to have as much fun as possible and learn whatever it was that I needed to along the way.
Tell us a bit about your journey and how you have come to manage a team at Nova?
I was a magazine addict in my teenage years and always dreamed of working for one of the fashion glossies. That translated into a media sales career at ACP (now Bauer Media) followed by a few years at Pacific Magazines working on their flagship fashion brands marie claire and InStyle. The appeal of radio was the ability to stay close to the creative process; building stories for brands through integrated talent and content driven partnerships. NOVA Entertainment was the right fit for me in terms of values and culture. We are a relatively young commercial team full of vibrancy and a desire to strive for ourselves and each other. Being in a leadership role has enabled me to feed off that great energy to maximise our momentum in market.