The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has appointed Mike Connaghan, CEO of STW Group, to its board of directors.

I was thrilled to be asked, honoured to accept and really looking forward to working with such an esteemed board and influential organisation, said Connaghan.

Connaghan has formerly worked for Clemenger BBDO, Singleton and JWT.

“Mike Connaghan and STW have been active supporters of AANA, hosting a key industry leaders forum on advertising and the economy recently,” said Scott McClellan, AANA CEO. “He will bring a unique supplier-side perspective to the management of important industry issues.”

Other board members include:
Name Position Company
Joe Talcott Group marketing director News Ltd
Mark Buckman Chief marketing officer Commonwealth Bank
Rebecca Boustead Senior manager, corporate communications and regulatory affairs Kellogg Australia
James Tait Corporate affairs director Lion Nathan Australia
Sarah Gibbons External affairs manager Mars Australia
Ian Alwill Director, group marketing and communications Nestle Australia
John Sintras CEO Starcom MediaVest Group Australia
Matthew Hall Partner SWAAB Attorneys
Amanda Johnston-Pell Executive director, brands and marketing group, Telstra strategic marketing Telstra
Peter Webster Divisional manager, national marketing Toyota Motor Corporation Australia