Amanda Laing is an experienced media executive who has worked across free to air television, subscription television, print, digital and video on demand, with particular expertise in the management and exploitation of content and rights, the structuring and negotiation of sports rights deals and media mergers and acquisitions.
Amanda began her media career as General Counsel for ACP Magazines, with responsibility for the legal affairs of its businesses in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the UK. She was then promoted to Group General Counsel across the magazine, television, digital, ticketing and events businesses of Nine Entertainment. Following the listing of the Nine business on the Australian Stock Exchange, Amanda was appointed Commercial Director and then Managing Director of Nine Entertainment Co. (owner of Channel 9). She was also on the Board of Nine’s joint venture subscription video on demand business, STAN.
Since leaving Nine Entertainment in mid-2017, Amanda has attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and currently consults on a variety of strategic media issues and transactions.
Throughout her career Amanda has advised Boards on a broad variety of legal, regulatory and commercial issues and held Board positions with media companies and industry bodies. Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Australian National University.