Seven Network continues management shakeup with new director of TV role



Seven Network has continued its management structure overhaul by making current general manager of news and current affairs David Porter director of TV operations.

It is the latest move in the reshaping of the Seven executive team after chief operating officer Nick Chan left last year, while chief finance officer Dave Boorman handed in his notice at the start of January. 

Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner said in a statement: “This new appointment underlines the commitment to our content and the growing technology platforms to deliver that content. I am pleased that David has accepted this new role.

“He has done a great job in managing the operational side of our news and public affairs division and he’ll bring his skills across all operational aspects of our television business. He will be focused on driving efficiencies and continuous improvement.

Porter, who has a background in management consultancy with PwC.  joined Seven in 2001 as a business analyst and helped the network’s migration to digital.

The new role will see him retain his current responsibilities  but will be responsible for shaping the operational aspects of the TV division for the future.

Worner added: “At its heart, Seven West Media is not just a content company. It’s a quality content company. We will be creating even more content over the coming decade. And we will continue to become even more efficient in how we create that content.

“Television is the engine room of our business and it drives our future. David’s role is to drive the operational aspects of our television business that will allow us to build on our leadership.”

The company is also set to welcome digital guru Clive Dickens from Southern Cross Austereo in the next few weeks. 

Seven West Media’s share price has slumped from $1.83 in mid November to $1.23 at midday today. The company also launched its new Presto service with Foxtel yesterday as it bids to build a successful subscription business to combat the threat of rivals Stan and Netflix.

Alex Hayes


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.