The man who was the driving force behind the launch of Your Money and regional news bulletins at Nine, Ian Paterson, has called it quits.
In an email to staff, Nine CEO Hugh Marks said Paterson, who is currently the TV network’s director of commercial partnerships and affiliates, has made the decision to resign from his position and will be leaving in mid-November.
Marks said Paterson advised him of his decision to depart Nine last week.
“‘Pato’ has been part of the fabric of Nine over the past 20 years in a number of senior management roles, including sport sales director and national sales director, before being promoted to Melbourne managing director in 2011 and then a move to Sydney and new role as director commercial partnerships and affiliates in 2017,” Marks said.
“I personally want to thank Pato for his dedication to our business. He has been instrumental in our success in Melbourne, and more broadly, in the expansion of regional news and the launch of Your Money.
“Our best wishes go with him on his next adventure.”
Marks also shared the following statement from Paterson to Nine staff: “Few get the opportunity I’ve had to be part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking business driven culturally by an incredible team of hard working and passionate people.
“I’m privileged to have served Nine in a range of leadership positions transcending the many departmental interests of this great company. I now plan to take some time off before charging into my next role.
“I’d like to wish Hugh, the broader executive management team and the entire Nine family continued success.”