For most CEOs, widespread, long-lasting cultural change is one of the hardest transformations to achieve. Over the past year, APN Australian Regional Media has seen a systematic and substantial cultural change throughout its operations as its employee's redefine how they approach what they do.

APN Australian Regional Media (APN ARM) is one of Australia'’s most diverse and successful media companies, with a range of media arms under its wings including 12 daily newspapers, more than 60 community newspapers and non-daily publications, and over 30 regional news websites.

APN ARM is a division of APN News & Media, one of Australia’'s largest multimedia companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. In addition to being the largest regional daily newspaper publisher in Queensland, APN News & Media is also the largest radio broadcaster and outdoor operator in Australasia, and the leading media company in New Zealand.

Neil Monaghan has been the CEO of APN ARM since April 2013, and has worked diligently with his senior team to restore his employee's’ faith and belief in the company and its core goals. The CEO Magazine recently sat down with Neil to discuss how he has revitalised and redefined the strategic direction for APN ARM.