Network Ten appoints Paul Townsend as Sales Director and General Manager in Perth

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Paul Townsend has been named Sales Director and General Manager for Network Ten Perth. His appointment is one of four announced by Ten as it establishes its in-house sales team.

Currently General Sales Manager for MCN in Perth, Townsend will join Ten from December. He is very familiar with the network, having spent more than thirteen years leading Network Ten's Perth sales operations as Group Sales Manager and then Perth Sales Director prior to MCN. 

As well as Townsend, other appointments announced by the Network are :
  • Network Ten's Damon Jackson promoted to Melbourne Sales Director.
  • Cameron Mudge, who is currently leading sales at MCN in South Australia, will be Ten's new Adelaide Sales Director.
  • General Manager of Brisbane and South-East Queensland Angela Neville has added Brisbane Sales Director to her responsibilities.
Jackson_Mudge_Neville_Townsend_TEN_BLOG.jpgThe market Sales Directors will report to the soon-to-be-appointed National Sales Director, while Townsend will also report to Network Ten's Chief Operating Officer Annabelle Herd in his capacity as General Manager. 

"Paul has an infectious energy and there are few people that know the WA market as well as he does, so I'm really pleased that he will be leading our operations in Perth," said Herd. "I'd also like to thank Frank Filosi for his outstanding leadership in WA over the past four years. He has done a phenomenal job and will leave the station in great shape. Even though he is busier than ever as our General Manager of Network Operations and Adelaide, Frank will work closely with Paul when he joins Ten to ensure a smooth transition."

Network Ten's Chief Sales Officer Rod Prosser said: "We are building something exciting here at Ten. With our brilliant entertainment programming line-up over the coming months, we have a great story to tell and more commercial opportunities than ever. Damon, Ange, Cam and Paul are experienced, well-respected leaders in their respective markets. They are also passionate about Ten, our multi-platform offering and what we can achieve by bringing the advertising sales team back in-house. Each of them are great ambassadors for Ten, having worked closely with the company for many years. I'm thrilled to have them part of the sales leadership team to take Ten's commercial strategy into the future."

These appointments follow the recent sales leadership announcements of Michael Stanford as National Creative Director of TEN Imagine (Ten's commercial production division), Tamar Hovagimian as Head of TEN Effect (Ten's commercial partnership division) and Gareth Tomlin as General Manager, Data, Insights and Analytics.
 
Announcements of Ten's Sydney Sales Director, National Sales Director and Digital Sales Director will be made soon.

4 Comments

Jon Taylor said:

Congratulations Paul!
JT

Simon lodge said:

Congrats Paul.

Grant S said:

Congrats fella!!!

Nikki Atack said:

Congrats Paul! Very well deserved.

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