The Val Morgan Management Team have extensive experience across a range of media disciplines incorporating sales, marketing, business development, management and operational areas.
Damian Keogh AM B Com - CEO
Damian joined Val Morgan as CEO in July 2011 bringing a diverse range of media management, sales, marketing and business development skills.
He oversaw exponential revenue growth at MCN in his role as National Sales & Marketing Director from 2003 to 2011. He represented Australia in basketball on over 200 occasions including three Olympic campaigns. His favourite movie is ‘Shawshank Redemption’.
Dan Hill - Chief Revenue Officer
Dan joined Val Morgan in 2011, previously working at IMG as the General Manager of IMG Fashion. There, he oversaw the growth and development of Australian Fashion Week and developed the Sydney Fashion Festival.
He remembers Star Wars as his first cinema experience and despite evidence to the contrary, still refuses to believe that Darth Vadar is Luke’s Dad.
Paul Butler - Marketing Director
Paul was appointed to the position of Marketing Director in 2002 and has over twenty years of cinema advertising experience.
Paul is an avid moviegoer, the first movie he remembers going to was the Bond classic “Live and Let Die” at a cinema in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. He can even still remember the ad reel.
Cally Scivetti - Brandfit, Strategy Director
Cally joined Val Morgan in October 2011 to start up and run the newly created strategy team, Brandfit.
Brandfit’s core focus is to bring brands alive through integrated cross platform solutions that leverage a wide range of assets across Val Morgan’s cinema and retail businesses.
Tristan Wyse - National Sales Director Cinema
Tristan Wyse was appointed National Sales Director Cinema November 2013. He joined Val Morgan as an Account Manager in 2007 following 6 successful years as a Media Planner/Buyer in Australia and the UK. Tristan was promoted to GSM in January 2009 then to Sydney Sales Director in December 2011.
Tristan combines his considerable skill set with a passion for media and a love of film. His favourite film of all time is Jaws.
Mark Griffiths - Director of Agency Strategy
Mark joined Val Morgan in March 2012 and was appointed the newly created role of Director of Agency Strategy. Mark’s role is to work closely with our sales team and media agencies in maximising the benefits of the step change to digital cinema.
Mark’s experience makes him the ideal person to spearhead our education push to media agencies.
Ian Herron - Group Sales Manager, Direct
Ian started with Val Morgan as a sales representative in 2002 and was promoted to the role Group Sales Manager in 2005.
In life before Val Morgan, Ian played for St. George, Balmain and Parramatta in the NRL from 1989 – 1998 playing in the grand final for St. George in 92,93.
His favorite movie is The Game starring Michael Douglas.
Alex Kerley - Sales Director Victoria
Alex Kerley was appointed into the role of Melbourne Sales Director for Val Morgan Cinema in November 2013. Alex’s last 11 years were spent at Adshel managing the Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian markets. Prior to that, Alex spent 8 years at Salmat where he held roles in with Queensland and Victorian markets.
Outside of work, Alex loves his social golf and is a passionate AFL fan. His favourite movies include Good Will Hunting and Braveheart.
Carolyn Wearne - Sales Director Queensland
Carolyn started with Val Morgan in 1992 selling slide advertising across Queensland and there is not a major cinema in Queensland that Carolyn has not stepped into or sold advertising for at a local level.
Her favourite memory is holidaying in Paris and her favourite movie is “Julie and Julia”.
Suzie Hood - National Sales Manager, NZ
Suzie has 20 years of combined media sales and advertising agency experience in the New Zealand market.
After finishing a BA at Auckland University in 1991 she worked in Advertising Agencies as a media planner/buyer before moving into media sales.
Her favourite movie is ‘Blood Diamond’.
Annah Simsons - Operations Manager
Annah joined Val Morgan Cinema Network in 2003. Annah heads up the Operations team who provide media sales support to the companies Account Managers as well as looking after ad scheduling, production and dispatch.
Her favourite movie is "Once Upon a Time in Mexico".
Alex Demenis - General Manager Finance and Commercial
Alex joined Val Morgan in July 2010 as Finance Manager and has overall responsibility for the financial management of the Val Morgan Group, he was promoted to General Manager Finance and Commercial in October 2012.
He grew up next door to actress Juno Temple who has had roles in Batman and Atonement.