THE DISTILLERY: Seven's new Don

Jotters raise eyebrows at Don Voelte's new Seven West Media appointment, saying Stokes was clearly disorganised.

Australia’s business commentators have concluded that the ascension of former Woodside Petroleum boss Don Voelte is less a statement about the innate talent that mining chiefs have for media – think Gina Rinehart – and is more a reflection of convenience in the wake of Seven’s bad luck and disorganisation.

Fairfax’s Elizabeth Knight argues that Seven clearly didn’t have a succession plan in place after it lost James Warburton to rival Ten Network.

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