TEN corporate spokesperson to depart

TEN corporate spokesperson Neil Shoebridge will depart TEN next month after six years.

He will set up his own communications consultancy firm, but remain a consultant to the network.

Shoebridge was previously a journalist, as marketing and media editor for the Australian Financial Review, before CEO James Warburton brought him across to oversee corporate and publicity for TEN. It became the most turbulent time in the network’s history with four CEOs (incl. acting CEOs): Warburton, Lachlan Murdoch, Hamish McLennan, Paul Anderson, plus receivership and a takeover by CBS.

“We wish him all the best with his new venture and we are delighted that he will continue to work with us in his new capacity,” Anderson said.

Shoebridge, who exits on May 25, said, “I will always appreciate the opportunities TEN has afforded me and the many talented people who I have worked with here. I’m pleased that I will remain connected to TEN in a consulting role.”

His departure follows the exit of Seven corporate spokesperson Simon Francis in December, replaced by Stephen Browning, previously of News Corp.

TEN is yet to announce its new corporate spokesperson.

Source: Mumbrella, The Australian

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