Fairfax’s Ed Harrison appointed CEO of Yahoo!7

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Fairfax Media’s former group sales director Ed Harrison has been named the next CEO of Yahoo!7.

Harrison will replace outgoing CEO for the Seven West Media digital company Stuart Sayers, who will depart at the end of January.

He will start in mid-2014 and Emma Harrington will stay on as acting managing director until then.

Harrison has 19 years experience working in Australian and international media companies, and has been with Fairfax since 2009, first as commerical director of the digital division, before being promoted to head up the Metro Media group when they merged in 2011, before landing the head sales role in April this year under a further restructure.

Fairfax has declined to comment on who will replace Harrison, but Paul Sigaloff, the general manager of digital sales and national sales director, could be in line for the top job.

Rose Tsou, Senior Vice President of Yahoo!’s Asia Pacific region and chair of the Yahoo!7 board said in a statement: “Ed has an outstanding reputation in the Australian market and deep experience in leading and growing media and digital businesses. I’m confident that Ed’s deep understanding of the Australian media industry and strong leadership will help drive continued growth for Yahoo!7.”

Kurt Burnette, chief revenue officer at Seven West Media Group added: “Yahoo!7 is a key part of our digital future and therefore it’s critical to have the right person leading the business. We had many discussions with a number of candidates locally and internationally and Ed Harrison met all of the key criteria and dynamic environment, having a fantastic track record on all fronts. We are delighted to have Ed as a key member of the Yahoo!7 and Seven West Media teams.”


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