Seven West restructures mgmt

Media group announces restructure of management after Lund's resignation.

Seven West Media (SWM) has announced a management restructure, promoting Pacific Magazines chief executive officer Nick Chan to chief operating officer, replacing Rohan Lund who quit last month.

In a statement, Seven West said Mr Chan's position is a new and expanded role with all key aspects of Seven's content creation delivery across broadcast television, magazine publishing and online reporting to him.

Chief sales and digital officer Kurt Burnette has been promoted to chief revenue officer, responsible for growing the company's current revenue streams and establishing new revenue opportunities.

He will oversee the group's push into video on demand and hybrid broadcast broadband television as well as non-digital initiatives, helping to establish an "incubator" for new revenue opportunities. 

CEO of Western Australia Chris Wharton continues to report to Seven West CEO Tim Worner.

Commercial director Bruce McWilliam, chief financial officer Dave Boorman, group chief of corporate and regulatory affairs Bridget Fair and group human resources director Melanie Allibon will continue to report to Mr Worner in their current roles.

Mr Lund will move to a transitioning role to complete key business and operational undertakings. 

After Mr Lund resigned, reports surfaced that he had been approached about the chief executive position of NBN Co.

Mr Worner said Seven West was competing in a rapidly changing and competitive market.

"This new management structure harnesses our people and their skills. It focuses our businesses, drives a leaner operating model and enhances our abilities to create and nurture synergies," Mr Worner said.

"We are setting up our business for the way it will need to operate in the next few years."

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