Ten communications boss Neil Shoebridge resigns to open consultancy

Network Ten’s director of corporate and public communications, Neil Shoebridge, will leave his role next month after six years.

Shoebridge, who resigned from his role in late March, first joined the CBS-owned network in 2012, when it was run by new APN Outdoor boss, James Warburton. 

Shoebridge will continue to work with Ten via his consultancy

Since then, Shoebridge has worked with both Hamish McLennan and Ten’s current CEO, Paul Anderson. Shoebridge also led corporate communications through Ten’s administration last year and CBS’ acquisition of the network.

Prior to joining Ten, Shoebridge spent 25 years at Fairfax Media. His most recent role was marketing and media editor for the Australian Financial Review.

Shoebridge will remain in his role until May 25 and will then continue to consult with the business. A new head of communications is yet to be announced.

Anderson said Shoebridge had done an “amazing job” at leading the communications and publicity teams for the past six years.

“We wish him all the best with his new venture and we are delighted that he will continue to work with us in his new capacity,” Anderson said.

On his departure, Shoebridge said it was time to pursue “a new challenge”.

“I will always appreciate the opportunities Ten has afforded me and the many talented people who I have worked with here. I’m pleased that I will remain connected to Ten in a consulting role.”

Details of his new business venture will be announced in late May.

Shoebridge’s move follows Seven’s former corporate communications boss Simon Francis’ departure last year. Francis was replaced by Stephen Browning, who joined as head of corporate affairs.


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