Andrew Backwell resigns from Nine

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Andrew Backwell has resigned as Managing Director Programming and Production at Nine, to depart at the end of October.

In a statement Nine says he will pursue new career opportunities with his responsibilities to be assumed by a number of existing Nine executives.

Hugh Marks, CEO Nine Network said: “Andrew has been a valued member of Nine’s programming team and a key contributor to ratings growth over his 14 years with the business. I am grateful for his unwavering commitment to Nine and his drive to innovate our business model. I wish him every success for his future endeavours”.

Andrew Backwell said: “It has been an absolute privilege to run programming and production at the Nine Network for so long. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with some incredible CEO’s during this period including David Gyngell, Jeffrey Browne and Hugh Marks and I sincerely wish the company all the very best”.

Michael Healy, Director of Television said: “I would like to thank Andrew for his contribution to the programming department over the past decade”.

Andrew Backwell became Director of Programming and Production in 2010 when Michael Healy was appointed Director of TV.

He was previously Director of Production and Development and joined Nine following earlier roles at Seven.

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