Seven West Media has confirmed the appointment of Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG as general manager of Seven Queensland.
Seven Queensland owns and operates the market-leading regional television network encompassing regions beyond Brisbane and South East Queensland in one of the fastest-growing markets for Australia.
Roberts-Smith – currently deputy general manager of Seven Queensland – takes on this new role following the retirement of Neil Mooney.
Announcing the appointment of Roberts-Smith, Tim Worner, the CEO of Seven West Media, said: “We are delighted to announce this appointment. Ben has been a part of the Seven Network for a number of years and has impressed us greatly with his management and leadership skills.
“I wish to acknowledge Neil’s tremendous contribution to our businesses across news and public affairs and television management. He hands over Seven Queensland in terrific shape as the market-leading television network across the fast-growing regional Queensland markets.”
Mooney said: “Ben will be an excellent leader. He is an outstanding person. When it comes to leadership he ticks all the right boxes.”
Roberts-Smith said: “I consider this a fantastic opportunity and one which I have accepted with great pride. Seven West Media is founded on integrity, innovation and excellence and as part of the Seven Queensland team I look forward to contributing to its continuing success.”
>> About Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG
Since retiring from the Armed Forces, Roberts-Smith has been a leading strategic advisor to Government and industry on a broad range of defence, security and personnel issues.
Roberts-Smith joined the Seven Network in 2012 and has been involved in numerous news and public affairs production projects including Seven’s feature documentary The Power of Ten and was appointed to a full time, corporate management role with the Seven Network. Most recently he has been deputy general manager of Seven Queensland.
Roberts-Smith is the deputy chair of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council for Veterans Mental Health and is also a member of the Queensland Veterans Advisory Council. In November 2014, he was appointed as Chair of the National Australia Day Council.
Roberts-Smith is currently studying towards a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Queensland. He has an Advanced Diploma in Management and a graduate Certificate of Business. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Roberts-Smith is Patron of the White Cloud Foundation who assist suffers of depression and also of the Wandering Warriors who support current and ex-servicemen. He is a National Ambassador for Legacy.
Source: Seven Network