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Mario D’Orazio resigns as MD of Channel Seven Perth

The managing director Channel Seven Perth, Mario D’Orazio, has resigned from the company after seven years.

D’Orazio said in a statement: “It’s with immense pride that I reflect on my time with Australia’s best media company.

Mario D’Orazio was made MD of Seven Perth in July 2011

“Seven is full of wonderful people, who all work very hard to build deep connections in the community.

“Channel 7 has a long history of supporting the people of WA, and I am particularly proud of my time at Telethon, which has gone from strength to strength. We broke the $300m barrier this year, and that’s fantastic. I’m looking forward to beating last year’s record total in 2019.”

Seven West Media’s chairman Kerry Stokes, said Mario played an instrumental role in Seven’s success in Western Australia.

“Mario is a talented, hard-working executive who has been an important member of the team of Channel 7 Perth ensuring its performance over many years,” Stokes added.

Tim Worner, CEO at Seven West Media, added: “I have worked with Mario for most of my time at Seven and knew him since our Cadet days in Perth. Appreciate his contribution over the time at Seven Perth. We’re going to miss him.”

D’Orazio’s departure comes seven months after Seven West Media’s WA chief operating officer, Maryna Fewster, was named acting chief executive.

Fewster’s promotion came just after former WA boss John Driscoll departed after just eight months in the role.

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