Seven West Media has announced the appointment of two new, non-executive and independent directors, Ms Teresa Dyson and Mr Michael Ziegelaar.
Their appointments follow today’s retirement of Michelle Deaker, who wishes to now concentrate on her successful, fast growing business One Ventures.
Chairman of Seven West Media, Mr Kerry Stokes, said ,“We wish Michelle all the best in the future and thank her for her valuable contribution as a director since 2012.
“I am very excited to welcome our two new directors, who have very high standing in the private and public sectors. Teresa is a very experienced company director with strong governance and leadership skills, while Michael is one of Australia’s most sought-after corporate lawyers with deep commercial experience gained through advising on many of Australia’s largest corporate transactions.
“They both bring a broad range of skills to the group and I look forward to working closely with them”, he added.
Dyson is currently a director of Energy Queensland Ltd, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board and Energy Super, with long experience in strategic decision making and transforming structures of organisations in financial services, infrastructure projects, transport services and energy and resources sectors.
She said, “I am delighted to be joining the Seven West Media group as it navigates its way through a rapidly changing media sector. I look forward to providing a positive contribution to the group in its transformation”.
Mr Ziegelaar is a senior partner of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he is Co-Head of Australian Equity Capital Markets and Head Of Clients – Melbourne Corporate.
He has acted for the Federal Government on its privatisations of Medibank Private and Telstra and for a wide range of corporates on their fundraisings, restructures, mergers and acquisitions.
Mr Ziegelaar said, “Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading media businesses and I am proud to be able to contribute to its future growth as an independent director”.