John Driscoll steps down as CEO of Seven West Media WA after eight months in the role

JohnDriscoll_SWM_BLOG.jpgSeven West Media has today announced that John Driscoll (pictured) has stepped down as CEO Seven West Media WA, after 8 months in the role.

A statement released by SWM said Chairman Kerry Stokes recently discussed with Driscoll new additional responsibilities to the CEO role that would have required extensive travel.  However, after further consultation and consideration, Driscoll has, for family reasons, decided that he would not be able to accommodate the additional responsibilities.
It said Stokes had reluctantly accepted Driscoll's decision to step down, on the understanding that this would not preclude them from working together in the future.

"I would like to thank John for his services," said Stokes. "He has instituted a number of important reforms for our newspapers which will continue to benefit the company after his departure."

A new leader of Seven West Media WA will be announced early next week. 

Driscoll left Marketforce after a near thirty-year career with the agency in June last year, and was announced as the CEO of SWM a week later. In his eight months at SWM, Driscoll has overseen some significant changes, including the appointments of Beau Waters as Group Sales Director and Kate McMahon as Chief Marketing Officer.

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