Exec appointments at Seven

New boss at Human Resources follows departure of predecessor who left last December.

Seven has hired a new exec to oversee its Human Resources, and in doing so have revealed her predecessor departed in December, the same month that Amber Harrison went public on her affair with CEO Tim Worner.

Katie McGrath becomes Group Executive, Human Resources, replacing Melanie Allibon, who reportedly played a central role in negotiations between Harrison and the company.

McGrath will lead human resources across across Seven Network, Pacific Magazines, and Seven West Media WA which includes The West Australian and The Sunday Times, reporting to Tim Worner.

She has been Global Human Resources Director at Enero Group for the past seven years. Prior to joining Enero, she was National Head of Staffing for Bain & Company and has held senior human resources roles for two decades.

“Katie has an exceptional track record in all aspects of people strategy and leadership. She will lead the development of the most valuable resource we have at Seven West Media, our people,” said Worner.

Meanwhile Seven yesterday announced Maryna Fewster as Director of Operations for Seven West Media in Western Australia.

She was formerly Chief Operating Officer of iiNet. Over the past six months, she has also been consulting to Seven West Media in Western Australia.

Seven West Media WA is still on the hunt for a CEO.

2 Responses

  1. That photo made me realise something.

    Not sure if David can add any light, with your knowledge/experience?

    But Seven don’t appear to have a centralised ‘head office’? Isn’t that kind of odd, especially being the biggest media company in the land (with it’s television network leading for more than 10 years too)?

    •ASX registered office: Perth

    •Supposed ‘headquarters’: Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney (as seen in the photo)

    •National broadcast centre (‘BCM’): Docklands, Melbourne

    •National news studios/Sydney newsroom: Martin Place, Sydney

    •Seven Sport/Melbourne studios: Docklands

    Compare that to Nine, Ten, ABC & SBS who have most centralised out of their Sydney HQs.

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