Australia Post's Tracey Fellows to head REA Group

Australia Post's Tracey Fellows to head REA Group
Australia Post's Tracey Fellows to head REA Group

REA Group has appointed Tracey Fellows as its new chief executive.

Fellows was previously at Australia Post and prior to that she was Microsoft vice president for the Asia-Pacific region.

“We believe that Tracey is the perfect fit for the company and we look forward to seeing her apply her leadership experience as we navigate through the next evolution of our business,” chairman Hamish McLennan said.

REA, the operator of Australia’s number one property website, needed to replace Greg Ellis who left to run the German real estate business, Scout24. Ellis announced his resignation last December.

REA's market value sits at around $6 billion with News Corporation owning 61% of REA.

Fellows, who will start at REA in September, was assisting Australia Post’s plans to transition to digital as executive general manager of communication management services at Australia Post since February last year.

Previously Fellows was Microsoft vice-president for the Asia-Pacific region based in Singapore, overseeing sales, services, and marketing for 12 countries in the region.

Tracey was managing director of Microsoft in Australia and New Zealand from 2007-2010, and held the role of Microsoft Australia chief operating officer from 2004-2007.

Tracey will replace interim REA CEO Peter Tonagh who has held the role since March.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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