Nine’s managing director of Melbourne, Matt Scriven, steps down

After two years in the role and six years as director of sales, Matt Scriven is leaving his post as Nine’s managing director of Melbourne.

Scriven will exit the business in February to focus on spending time with his family.

In an email to Nine staff, Scriven called the media company’s success over the last 12 months ‘extraordinary’.

“As you know, our business has undergone extraordinary transformation and change as we embarked on creating a media business of the future. The last 12 months has seen this vision come to life with the successful integration and relocation of The Age and AFR into Docklands to create a new Nine Melbourne. And this will continue to evolve with Nine Radio, following the completion of the acquisition of Macquarie Media, enabling the opportunity for 3AW to relocate and integrate into Nine Melbourne,” said Scriven.

Scriven stepped into the managing director role in December 2017 when Ian Paterson moved into the director, commercial partnerships and affiliates position.

In his letter to staff, Scriven said the success has come with ‘considerable sacrifice and toll at a family level’, which has led to his decision to step down from the role.

“I am going to miss the amazing people that I have had the privilege of leading and working with over the years, but equally I am excited by the opportunity to pause, reassess and pursue other business interests; while ensuring our kids have the support they need through their teenage years,” said Scriven.

Recruitment has commenced for Scriven’s replacement.


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