Shock Resignation: Nine’s Managing Director of Programming & Production Andrew Backwell Calls It Quits

Shock Resignation: Nine’s Managing Director of Programming & Production Andrew Backwell Calls It Quits

Andrew Backwell, Nine Network’s managing director of programming and production, has today announced his resignation to pursue new career opportunities.

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Hugh Marks, CEO Nine Network said: “Andrew has been a valued member of Nine’s programming team and a key contributor to ratings growth over his 14 years with the business. I am grateful for his unwavering commitment to Nine and his drive to innovate our business model. I wish him every success for his future endeavours”.

Backwell said: “It has been an absolute privilege to run programming and production at the Nine Network for so long. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with some incredible CEO’s during this period including David Gyngell, Jeffrey Browne and Hugh Marks and I sincerely wish the company all the very best”.

Michael Healy, director of television said: “I would like to thank Andrew for his contribution to the programming department over the past decade”.

Andrew Backwell will finish at the Nine Network at the end of October and his responsibilities will be assumed by a number of existing Nine executives.