In one of the more left of field industry appointments, former member of the elite Special Air Services Ben Roberts-Smith will become Deputy General Manager of Seven Queensland.
Roberts-Smith, who recently fronted Sunday Night‘s Power of Ten specials, was chosen by Queensland general manager Neil Mooney after he conducted leadership seminars for the station.
The position will have responsibility for all aspects of the network, including sales, production and marketing.
Having just completed a Masters of Business Administration, Roberts-Smith told News Corp, “It’s a terrific job that gives me a great exposure to a broad spectrum of things at the macro level, and it’s clearly a good option to transition up.”
He will start his new role when he returns from ANZAC commemorations in Gallipoli.
Mooney is understood to be finishing in his position in coming months.