Inductees 2012 - Linda Wayman

Linda Wayman

As general manager of Southern Cross Austereo Perth, Linda Wayman runs two of WA’s top radio stations, Mix 94.5 and 92.9.

Mix 94.5 has broken listening records to become the most successful radio station in Australian history, winning 98 consecutive radio surveys.

Ms Wayman is the first person in the company’s history to gain a senior executive position with a non-radio background and now manages close to 100 staff and a budget of $42 million.

Ms Wayman began her career working as a journalist in magazines and newspapers in Perth and Sydney before becoming a group editor of five award-winning suburban newspapers in Melbourne.

She rose to prominence as general manager of Eventscorp in WA before joining Southern Cross Austereo.

She holds a masters degree and was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year (WA) in 2003. With other winners, she went on to set up Make Me a CEO, a program to help women progress in their careers.

Ms Wayman has been an active worker in the community, involved with the Salvation Army through her role at Southern Cross Austereo. She was also chairwoman of the State Library of WA Foundation where she has pursued an interest in improving literacy rates with initiatives such as the WA Spelling Bee.

She is currently a councillor on the Australia Business Arts Foundation and a member of the Committee for Perth.

© The West Australian



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Inductees 2012
Jahna Cedar
Linda Fistonich
Professor Colleen Hayward
Annette Howard
Freda Jacob
The Honourable Antoinette Kennedy AO
Kerry Newick
Dr Casta Tungaraza
Linda Wayman
Professor Samina Yasmeen
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