Greg Ellis, momentan Marketing Director Asia Online Services bei Microsoft, wird am 8. September neuer CEO der REA Group.

“The Board is delighted that Greg has agreed to lead the REA Group through the next, crucial, stage of its development. We are confident he will fully realize the strategic vision we have for the company.

“The REA Group has transformed itself into the second largest online real estate advertising company in the world, largely on the strength of its Australian operations.

Ellis has over 20 years business experience, 14 of which have been in senior line management positions. He has worked in Australia, Asia and Europe. Before his current role at Microsoft, he was Managing Director of Online and Search at World Directories in the Netherlands. Ellis also spent five years at Sensis and 11 years at Telstra. At Sensis, he was most recently General Manager of Sensis Interactive. At Telstra, his most recent role was National General Manager, Marketing Strategy & Planning.

Ellis tritt damit die Nachfolge von Simon Baker an, der vor Kurzem das Unternehmen verlassen musste.