New director of group marketing at AHL

26 May, 2014 by Don Groves

Ian Sutherland is moving up the ranks at Amalgamated Holdings Ltd, taking charge of the marketing of all AHL brands including Event Cinemas in Australia and New Zealand, Greater Union and Birch, Carroll & Coyle.

As group director of marketing Sutherland will also oversee the marketing of Rydges Hotels and resorts, QT Hotels and resorts, Atura Hotels, Art Series Hotels and Thredbo.


The general manager of alternate content and Moonlight cinemas for the past two and a half years, Sutherland will take up the new role on July 1. Marketing veteran Chris McGlinn takes the new position of group director of advertising.

The sourcing and programming of alternate content will be handled by Peter Cody, general manager of film and entertainment content at AHL.

AHL managing director David Seargeant said, “With an extensive knowledge of theatrical distribution, marketing and production, Ian will bring a high level of innovation, marketing and promotional flair to this role.”

Before joining AHL Sutherland, who serves on the boards of  AFI/AACTA and Australians in Film Los Angeles, worked in London and LA for Universal, Paramount and DreamWorks and, most recently, as MGM executive vice president, international distribution and marketing.