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Maryna Fewster to become acting Seven WA boss

Seven West Media has promoted Western Australian chief operating officer Maryna Fewster to acting chief executive.

Fewster will replace Seven West Media’s former WA boss, John Driscoll, who left his position on Friday after just eight months.

Fewster joined Seven West Media’s Western Australian arm last year

According to Friday’s announcement, Driscoll departed for family reasons.

While Fewster’s role is acting, Mumbrella understands Seven West Media will not broaden its search beyond the business.

The newly appointed executive first joined Seven West Media in April last year, and prior to that worked in roles at iiNet including general manager of corporate services, chief customer officer and chief operating officer.

Fewster’s promotion sees Adam Everett, general manager for circulation and distribution elevated to chief operating officer. Everett has worked with Seven West Media’s West Australian arm since 2012. His career prior to that was mainly at News Corp Australia, as director of circulation for Nationwide News in Sydney and Adelaide.

Everett has been elevated to COO

The two executives will together handle Seven West Media’s WA operations, which include The West Australian newspaper, The Sunday Times, thewest.com.au, perthnow.com.au, nine radio stations, 20 regional newspapers, Seven Perth and its joint venture with News Corp Australia, Community Newspaper Group.

Seven West Media boss, Tim Worner, said he was very fortunate to have Fewster able to step into the role almost immediately.

“She has already had a huge impact since joining us in April last year, and we are looking forward to that continuing impact,” Worner said.

“Adam is one of the most experienced and accomplished newspaper executives in the country and has a very long track record of out-performance and innovation when it comes to circulation and distribution. He has also been outstanding in challenging convention to bring about efficiencies. This role will see him use all those qualities across our entire WA business.”

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