Seven West Media (SWM) has announced the appointment of Colette Garnsey as a non-executive and independent director of the company.
Garnsey is currently a non-executive director of Flight Centre Travel Group, and non-executive director and chair of Australian Wool Innovation Limited.
She has over 30 years’ executive experience, having held senior management positions at David Jones, Pacific Brands and Premier Investments, encompassing strategy, operations, marketing, business planning and business transformation.
She spent over 20 years at David Jones, rising through the ranks to become group general manager.
Garnsey has served on the board of the Melbourne Fashion Festival. She has also advised the CSIRO, The Federal Innovation Council, and the business advisory boards of various federal trade and investment ministers and Australian Fashion Week.
SWM chairman Kerry Stokes said: “We are delighted to welcome Colette to the board of Seven West Media.
“Colette is a highly-experienced and well-regarded director with a long successful executive career in customer-focused industries. She brings a broad range of skills and we are confident she will make a great contribution to Seven West Media.”
Commenting on her appointment, Garnsey said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Seven, home to some of Australia’s most iconic brands.
“I’m looking forward to working with Kerry, the board, Tim Worner and his team, as the company positions itself to capitalise on the very many opportunities ahead.”