Australia’s leading speakers’ agency, Saxton announces today that Nanette Moulton is moving from Executive Board Member to a Non-Executive Board Member role after 30 years at the helm of the company she proudly ran with Winston Broadbent, her husband of 42 years.
After acquiring the business in 1988 from their friend and founder Joan Saxton, Nanette and Winston modernised and grew the company into the number 1 speakers’ bureau in Australia and New Zealand. Where Joan’s little black book held the details of some 100+ speakers, Saxton now has a roster of over 1300 personalities and is renowned for representing distinguished identities in the fields of business, sport, commerce, technology, media and adventure.
Saxton flourished under Nanette and Winston’s direction, enjoying four decades of unprecedented growth, expansion and recognition that included the acquisition of the Harry M. Miller Speakers Bureau in 1996 and a merger with New Zealand’s Celebrity Speakers in 2006. Saxton became ranked as the sixth largest agency of its type in the world.
In Dec 2017, Nanette and Winston brought in new shareholders; well-known businessman Brett Chenoweth and his business partner Charbel Nader, both highly experienced in the media and entertainment space. Brett and Charbel are committed to continuing the enduring legacy established by Nanette and Winston.
Earlier this year, Nanette and Saxton’s board of directors appointed Anne Jamieson to the role of CEO, confident in knowing that her 30 years of expertise honed at the highest level of the meetings and event industry will take the business to new heights. With the tragic passing of Winston and knowing the company is in extremely strong hands, Nanette decided to bring her transition plans forward, and formally finished her full-time executive role last Friday, 28 September 2018.
Nanette remains on Saxton’s Board of Directors where she will continue to add great value through her wisdom and uncompromising passion for both the business and the industry. Nanette is also taking time to enjoy a well-deserved break with her family in the UK.