Audible has appointed Ben Rolleston as Country Manager for Australia tasked with overseeing Audible’s Australian business and leading its brand & content marketing and customer lifecycle teams. He will also work closely with Audible’s content and customer acquisition teams to elevate Audible’s presence in Australian audio spoken-word entertainment.
Rolleston previously held the position of head of Alexa skills and partnerships for Australia where he helped brands, companies, and content owners build a voice-first, personalized experience for consumers. Commencing Tuesday 26 April, he will report to Audible’s head of operations, APAC – Leanne Cartwright-Bradford.
“Ben is a seasoned business strategist with strong understanding of content and customers in Australia,” said Cartwright-Bradford.
“His extensive background in driving business growth, while focusing on customers’ needs, complements Audible’s ongoing commitment to innovation in order to provide an amazing listening experience for our audiences.”
Rolleston added, “As a passionate content professional, I’ve been fascinated with the evolution of how customers engage with audio storytelling and have watched over time as Audible has created a new form of entertainment media with audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Originals. Having worked through enormous change in the way TV and video is commissioned and consumed, I’m excited to be a part of driving growth at Audible.”