THE DISTILLERY: Gammell's gifts

Jotters quash speculation of management rivalries at Seven Group, with one saying outgoing chief Peter Gammell's real forte is behind the scenes.

Australia’s business scribes took one look at news that Seven Group chief executive Peter Gammell, the long-time right-hand man of billionaire chairman Kerry Stokes, is stepping down and asked two questions. Firstly, why is Gammell leaving? Secondly, is his replacement, former resources boss and Seven West chief Don Voelte, an appropriate replacement?

Let’s start with Fairfax’s Elizabeth Knight, who addresses the rumours that Gammell’s departure had something to do with Stokes’ family succession plans.

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