Ms Lamont joined the Australian Press Council as CEO and Executive Director in 2021. She has extensive Corporate, Legal, Regulatory, Governance, Strategy, M&A, Corporate Affairs, Dispute/Reputation/Crisis Management and Commercial Leadership experience in ASX-listed and start-up/IPO environments.
Ms Lamont has deep industry knowledge and transaction experience - both in-house and as an external advisor - in the disrupted media sector and related emerging technologies across diverse media operations, including publishing, radio, out-of-home and digital. She has a background in subscription television and acting for commercial television.
She was previously Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of ASX-listed media and entertainment company HT&E Limited (formerly APN News & Media Limited). Prior to this she was General Counsel of Australis Media Limited, an ASX-listed subscription television company, and a Senior Associate at international law firm Allens (in the Media & Technology Group).
She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She was HT&E’s representative on Australia’s Right to Know coalition, formed to address concerns about freedom of speech in Australia. She also sits on the Law Council of Australia’s Media & Communications Committee, is a member of the Communications and Media Law Association and Women in Media and was recently a Non-executive Director of a significant Indigenous media organisation, CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association).