This week Yahoo!7 announced the appointment of Penny Diamantakiou to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Penny will lead the financial arm of the Yahoo!7 business.
Penny is the former Commercial Director of Optus’ Consumer Division and former Board Director of PPS Pty Ltd and comes to Yahoo!7 with extensive experience driving change and performance outcomes in complex businesses. This had included retail/wholesale online channels throughout her past 12 years at SingTel Optus Pty Ltd.
Her most recent role was as Commercial Director of the Consumer business with this accountability including Board Directorship of PPS Pty Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of Optus), and financial governance of Optus' newest division, Optus Digital Media. Other prior Optus roles have included senior commercial accountabilities within Optus Wholesale & Satellite, Optus Business, Consumer & Multi-Media, Corporate Finance and the Mobile business.
Penny also spent 3 years with SOLA Optical Pty Ltd (now Carl Zeiss) Health Care sector where she had the opportunity to work across Asia in varied financial, audit, compliance and business development functions with assignments in China, Kuala Lumpur, Taiwan and Mumbai.
Penny has also worked in the Transport and IT industry with experience in Chartered focusing specifically on Taxation.
Penny is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide where she earned Dean's list and Top Law student accolades. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Management, is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accountancy.
Penny, will report to Stuart Sayers and joins the Yahoo!7 Executive team where will play a key role in establishing and executing the long term goals of the organisation.