Damian was appointed President and CEO of The HOYTS Group in January 2014, with responsibility for HOYTS Entertainment and Val Morgan Advertising. The HOYTS Group owns and operates 55 cinemas throughout Australia and New Zealand with 500 screens.
As part of the Chinese owned Wanda Group, Damian has overseen a dramatic re-investment program in the HOYTS cinema circuit. More than 80% of the circuit has been upgraded to powered recliner seats in every cinema. In the process HOYTS has grown market share and been recognized as the leader in cinema innovation in Australia. He has also overseen the rebranding and redesign of their premium cinema offering to HOYTS LUX.
Previously Damian was CEO at Val Morgan from 2011 to 2014 and worked in media and marketing roles with Multi Channel Network and the Seven Network.
Damian currently serves on the National Association of Cinema Operators Board (NACO) and Creative Content Australia Board, Australia’s peak anti-piracy body.
He was Chairman of the Cronulla Sharks NRL team from 2013 – 2017, including the clubs first and only premiership in 2016. He has also served on the Basketball Australia Board.
A former professional sportsman, he enjoyed a distinguished basketball career in the NBL and represented Australia on over 200 occasions in basketball including three Olympic campaigns.
He is married to former Olympic Basketballer Maree White and has four children.