May 21, 2013

Another CEO for Seven in shaky TV times

Seven West Media has another CEO -- the second in less than a year. TV man Tim Worner will take over from Don Voelte in July, the company announced to the ASX today.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

For the second time in a year Seven West Media has changed CEOs: Tim Worner, the head of the company’s TV business, will Don Voelte who replaced David Leckie a year ago. The latest change was announced in a statement from Seven West to the ASX.

The move comes as Seven’s grasp on the ratings leadership in Australian TV is being questioned after a couple of high-profile reality-style programs have bombed at great expense. Worner takes over the top job from July 1; Voelte remains on the board and will become deputy chairman. Worner will probably be replaced at Seven by Brad Lyons. In the statement, chairman and controlling shareholder Kerry Stokes said:

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