Fox Sports names Nine executive in new role of commercial director

058a1b7058a1b7 (1)Fox Sports has appointed Nine Entertainment executive Scott Briggs to the newly created role of commercial director.

Briggs, Nine’s director of commercial and regulatory affairs since 2007, will join the business on December 15 and oversee major commercial deals, relationships within Fox Sports’ various channels as well as with sports partners and government.

Fox Sports chief executive Patrick Delany said the arrival of such an experienced executive will bolster the network.

“Scott brings broad corporate and regulatory experience to the Fox Sports team,” he said. “I expect he will make a very significant contribution as we grow and develop our business.”

The appointment is the latest senior management change at Fox Sports this year following the departure of chief operating officer John O’Sullivan to Tourism Australia in February and the recruitment of Nine commercial and product development director Les Wigan, who took over O’Sullivan’s remit and that of digital operations.

Briggs described Fox Sports as a business with “enormous potential”.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the Fox Sports team to help the business expand in new ways and enhance its product for sports fans,” he added.

Briggs will report to Delany.

Steve Jones


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