Seven West Media promotes VC recipient Ben Roberts-Smith to GM Queensland office



Seven West Media has promoted Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith to the role of general manager of Seven Queensland.

Roberts-Smith was hired by the TV network in April, taking the role of deputy general manager of their Queensland operations and also fronting a Sunday Night documentary on the first world war. 

Announcing the appointment of Roberts-Smith, Tim Worner, the CEO of Seven West Media, said: “We are delighted to announce this appointment. Ben has been a part of the Seven Network for a number of years and has impressed us greatly with his management and leadership skills.”

Roberts-Smith takes on this new role following the retirement of Neil Mooney.

“I wish to acknowledge Neil’s tremendous contribution to our businesses across news and public affairs and television management. He hands over Seven Queensland in terrific shape as the market-leading television network across the fast-growing regional Queensland markets,” said Worner.

Commenting on his promotion Roberts-Smith said: “I consider this a fantastic opportunity and one which I have accepted with great pride. Seven West Media is founded on integrity, innovation and excellence and as part of the Seven Queensland team I look forward to contributing to its continuing success.”


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