Former 10 Chief Executive Officer Paul Anderson, who resigned in March, has thanked and farewelled staff.
Anderson joined Network 10 in 2003 but after announcing his resignation, both as 10 CEO and Executive Vice President of ViacomCBS Australia/ NZ, agreed to stay for an interim period to assist with a smooth transition to new management.
In an email to staff today he said, “This note is to let you know that I am now officially on leave from 10. And while I have contractual obligations, Beverley (McGarvey) and the management team are running the network -with a lot of success in very trying conditions.
“The world we live in at the moment is incredibly difficult for all sectors of the community and economy. Beverley and the team are doing an amazing job and their ratings and revenue performance for the first half of 2020 say it all.”
Anderson thanked Sales boss Rod Prosser for leading his team through an unprecedented advertising period.
“I would also like to acknowledge the incredible job that our team are doing on Studio 10, 10 News First, and The Project. This has been an extraordinary year to report on and your efforts have been amazing.”
Anderson, who is well regarded amongst 10 ranks, is yet to announce his future plans.
“At some stage I do hope to come in and say goodbye properly in person to all of you. I really do hope I get that chance. This network has been a massive part of my life and will always remain very special to me,” he added.
ViacomCBS is not seeking a replacement CEO, but confirmed co-leads, one of which is Beverley McGarvey, as Chief Content Officer and EVP of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand. The other appointment is yet to be confirmed.