KOJO Chief Executive Officer Loewn Steel announces her departure

11 December, 2012 by Emily Blatchford

Loewn Steel and Dale Roberts.


KOJO Chief Executive Officer Loewn Steel has today announced she will be stepping down from her position.

“After a long and successful association with KOJO, I have decided to leave the company to establish my own consulting firm, working as a mentor for business leaders,” Ms Steel said. “As such I will be leaving KOJO as Chief Executive Officer, effective from the end of January 2013. However, I will continue to consult to KOJO in my new capacity.”

Steel joined the creative storytelling company in 2006, during which time she has seen the business grow significantly to become a leading specialist in content, digital, events and post-production both nationally and overseas.

“I have genuinely valued and enjoyed my time at KOJO over the past six years,” Steel said. “I love the creativity of business and the opportunities that arise when you challenge your traditional method of thinking and rules.”

Steel and KOJO’s Managing Director Dale Roberts have worked closely over the past 12 months to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

Roberts, who has been with KOJO since 1995, was appointed to the role of Managing Director in 2011.

“Working with Dale has been a great experience, we share the same values and he is a born leader with a strong creative vision for the future of KOJO,” Steel said. “I will enjoy watching his further expansion of the company into the eastern states over the next two years.”

Steel leaves KOJO in the midst of its busiest quarter in its 21-year history and said she was proud of the company’s performance.

“We have recently appointed a Creative Director and Head of Digital- creating two new national roles within the company – expanded our pool of producers and invested heavily in new equipment. We are already seeing significant benefits.

“I am proud to leave the company in this strong position. Dale and the executive team at KOJO are exceptional leaders so the firm is in very good hands."

There are no current plans for a new CEO as Roberts will take on Loewn’s responsibilities following her departure.