Fitzgerald appointed to Tonic boardBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 at 2:57pm
Tonic Health Media‘s board is now bolstered with Anthony Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald comes in as Tonic continues to push ahead with its expansion. The Tonic appointment is his first since leaving Multi-Channel Network last October after 15 years as CEO. He also served 18 years heading Seven’s sales division.
“Anthony has continually challenged the status quo for many years which is exactly what Tonic is doing,” said Tonic CEO, Dr Matthew Cullen.
“His vision, expertise and passion will help us meet our goal of improving health literacy and outcomes for all Australians.”
Get to know Fitzgerald on LinkedIn.
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