Nine’s Director of Commercial Partnerships and Affiliates Ian Paterson has resigned from the company and will be departing in mid-November.
Paterson has been with Nine for 20 years including as managing director of GTV9 until 2017. He was previously Sport Sales Director and National Sales Director. A year ago he moved to Sydney for the expansion of regional news and the launch of Your Money.
CEO Hugh Marks sent a note to staff yesterday saying, “‘Pato’ advised me of his decision last week and wanted to pass on these thoughts to us all: ‘Few get the opportunity I’ve had to be part of such a dynamic and forward thinking business driven culturally by an incredible team of hard working and passionate people. I’m privileged to have served Nine in a range of leadership positions transcending the many departmental interests of this great company. I now plan to take some time off before charging into my next role. I’d like to wish Hugh, the broader executive management team and the entire Nine family continued success.’
Marks added, “I personally want to thank ‘Pato’ for his dedication to our business, he has been instrumental in our success in Melbourne and more broadly in the expansion of regional news and the launch of Your Money. Our best wishes go with him on his next adventure.”