Ben Roberts-Smith, currently General Manager of Seven Queensland, now takes on the additional role of General Manager of Seven Brisbane following the resignation of Max Walters last month.
The Victoria Cross recipient has had a rapid rise in television, having been recruited to Seven management by Neil Mooney in April 2015, following leadership seminars for the station.
Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, said: “Ben has played a key role in our company over a number of years and has been integral to the development and implementation of valuable strategies to continue to drive the company’s dominance in regional Queensland and beyond. His energy, expertise and innovation will continue to steer Seven Brisbane and Seven Queensland on their successful and progressive paths.”
Roberts-Smith said: “This is a time of dynamic change for our industry and Seven continues to lead. I look forward to the challenge of this new role and leading the next phase of Seven Brisbane and Seven Queensland’s multi-platform growth. “
Seven Brisbane and Seven Queensland will continue to operate separately.
For almost a decade, Channel Seven Brisbane has been the long-standing leader in south east Queensland and continues to maintain its ratings dominance into 2016. Seven Queensland owns and operates the market-leading regional television network encompassing regions beyond Brisbane and south east Queensland in one of the fastest-growing markets for Australia.