Shine Group names COO, Shine Australia restructures

Tim Robinson, currently the chief operating officer of Shine Australia, has been upped to chief operating officer of the Shine Group, starting in early 2013, while Shine Australia MD Matt Campbell is leaving the company.
October 31, 2012

Tim Robinson, currently the chief operating officer of Shine Australia, has been upped to chief operating officer of the Shine Group, to start in early 2013.

Robinson will relocate to London, where he will report to Shine Group chief executive officer Alex Mahon. In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for driving all business development, operational and commercial aspects of the group, which is made up of 29 companies across 12 countries.

He has been with the Shine Group since 2008, when he joined as the business development director, and has held roles including commercial director of Europe, and deputy CEO of Shine’s Metronome Group. In 2010, he joined Shine Australia as commercial director and was promoted to COO last July.

Meanwhile Chris Fry, Shine Group’s head of finance, operational investment and corporate development will move to Australia next year to take on the role of Shine Australia’s head of business and finance strategy.

“Tim is an outstanding commercial executive with experience in, and an aptitude for, every aspect of Shine’s business,” said Alex Mahon. “We are delighted that after a hugely productive two years with Shine Australia that these skills will now be deployed again across the whole group as we move into our next phase of growth. In a similar vein, Chris’ knowledge and insight will be of great value to the team at Shine Australia and we are all excited that he is making the move to join them.”

Shine Australia also shuffled its management team, with Sara Horn, currently director of production, promoted to executive director production, and Scott Howard, head of business and legal affairs promoted to commercial director.

Shine Australia’s managing director, Matt Campbell, will depart from the company.

As reported yesterday, Shine America’s current CEO Carl Fennessy will return to Australia in 2013 where he remains joint CEO, Shine Australia. Rich Ross will succeed Fennessy at the American office.

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