Mark Llewellyn departs Seven Network

Seven confirms the departure of current affairs producer.

Seven has confirmed 7News Spotlight executive producer Mark Llewellyn has left the building.

“Mark Llewellyn no longer works for the Seven Network,” a statement said today.

It is yet to announce his replacement.

His departure follows allegations made in court earlier this month by former Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach, which Federal Court judge Justice Michael Lee said were not necessary to be determined today.

Seven denied the claims stating, “Seven also wishes to make clear that it never reimbursed Bruce Lehrmann for expenditure that had allegedly been used to pay for illegal drugs or prostitutes. Again, the invoice referred to in court does not suggest this is the case.”

Mark Lewellyn returned to Seven in 2020 to helm Spotlight specials after two years away with the company, during which he was Creative Director for News and Current Affairs at Nine. He previously co-founded Sunday Night with Adam Boland and as a veteran of 40 years in current affairs has produced 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Murder Uncovered, Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar, Murder Lies & Alibis and breakfast television.

In a statement, Llewellyn said: “I am proud of Spotlight and proud of the dedicated team who make it.

“I repeat that any suggestion that I was aware of, condoned or arranged payments for illegal or unsavoury activities is wrong.

“I would like to thank my colleagues for being the backbone of a wonderful show.

“I resigned from Seven last week.”

Llewellyn’s departure comes at a time of high profile change in Seven management following the exit of Commercial Director Bruce McWilliam and the impending departure of CEO James Warburton, expected this week.

7News Spotlight returned to screens last night.