Natalie Harvey to replace outgoing Seven West network director of sales, Adam Elliott

Long-standing Seven West Media director of sales, Adam Elliott, has announced he will be leaving the network in May, with Sydney sales director Natalie Harvey to take over the role on his departure.

Elliott, who was appointed to the director of sales position in 2011, has been with the organisation for over two decades, having started as a sales executive with Seven Melbourne in 1997.

He is leaving the company to start his own business.

Harvey was appointed to her current role at Seven last August, having previously been the network’s Brisbane sales director for two years.


Incoming Seven sales director, Natalie Harvey: ‘Looking forward to what the future holds’

In a media statement, Harvey said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be leading the sales team as we enter into a new era of total video, with premium content being more highly valued than ever and increased positivity about the effectiveness and power of broadcast and long form video.

“We have an amazing team across the country and I’m looking forward to what the future holds, or better still, the future we are going to create.”

Announcing his departure, Elliott said: “Half of my life has been working at this great organisation. A time which has been a journey full of learning, challenges and exciting opportunities.

“One of my favourite parts, aside from being able to play a role in building and growing a very dynamic business, has been the absolute privilege of working with so many amazing people.

“Both within Seven West Media and our clients and agencies, I am lucky to be able to call so many of you my friends. After 21 years this will be a tough thing to let go of, however I know that I will see you on the other side for the next chapter.

“I am extremely grateful and cannot thank Seven West Media and particularly Kurt [Burnette] for all the incredible opportunities that have been afforded me over this time.”

Elliott: ‘After 21 years this will be a tough thing to let go of’

Seven West Media’s chief revenue officer Kurt Burnette added: “For some time now Adam has talked about his ambition of running his own business, and now is the time for him to pursue that dream.

“Adam’s career at Seven spans some 21 years, including leadership positions in Melbourne and Sydney. During that time he’s played a key role in the strategy and selling of the world’s biggest sporting events, delivering record results from the Beijing and Rio Olympics and the recent Winter Olympics, along with the Tennis and AFL. Over the past six years as network director of sales he’s been instrumental in our hugely successful revenue performance.

“I want to sincerely thank Adam for his incredible passion, professionalism, dedication and commitment to the business, and his personal friendship over two decades of working together.

“Adam leaves the business and the team in great shape for the future and we all wish him and his family the very best in their new chapter in business and in life.”


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