THE DISTILLERY: So long, Seven West

Scribes say Don Voelte was the right 'tough guy' to knock Seven West into shape, but after his departure from the helm there'll still be more to do.

Seven West Media chief executive Don Voelte’s brief time at the top of the media company, which was always destined to be short, has come to an end. The executive was there to cut and run, leaving the incoming Tim Worner, a more seasoned media professional than the Nebraskan oil and gas man, to craft Seven West’s future rather than slash into its costs.

Indeed, as Fairfax’s Elizabeth Knight explains, Voelte was to Seven West billionaire Kerry Stokes as Al ‘Chainsaw’ Dunlap was to the late media billionaire Kerry Packer.

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