Ten hires AFR’s Neil Shoebridge as director of corp comms

James Warburton has made another bold move in his first month as CEO of Ten, hiring The Australian Financial Review’s marketing and media editor Neil Shoebridge as director of corporate public communications.

Shoebridge brings to an end almost a decade in the role. Starting on 20 February, he will oversee all of Ten’s external communications by Ten and help group CFO Paul Anderson with investor relations.

Paul McIntyre, editor-at-large at AdNews, looks likely to fill in for Shoebridge at the Fin as senior contributor on the media and marketing section.

McIntyre is expected to continue to write for AdNews, which is to lose editor Darren Davidson in March. Davidson is moving to The Australian as a business media writer.

In Shoebridge’s career to date, he was managing editor of Fairfax’s BRW magazine.

Warburton said in a statement: “Neil needs little introduction. He has been a prolific force in the media and marketing community over the past two decades. He brings significant experience and an astute knowledge of Australian business to the Network.”

Shoebridge added: “I am thrilled to be joining Ten at such an exciting time for the network.


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