Seven West Media has announced that current network director of sales Adam Elliott (main photo) has resigned to pursue his long-desired ambition to run his own business.
Elliott will depart Seven West Media in May and will be replaced by Natalie Harvey (below) who is presently Seven’s Brisbane sales director.
Commenting on Elliott’s departure, Seven West Media’s chief revenue officer Kurt Burnette said: “For some time now Adam has talked about his ambition of running his own business, and now is the time for him to pursue that dream.
“Adam’s career at Seven spans some 21 years, including leadership positions in Melbourne and Sydney. During that time he’s played a key role in the strategy and selling of the world’s biggest sporting events, delivering record results from the Beijing and Rio Olympics and the recent Winter Olympics, along with the Tennis and AFL. Over the past six years as Network Director of Sales he’s been instrumental in our hugely successful revenue performance.
Seven West Media’s CEO Tim Worner added: “Adam’s results over so many seasons speak for themselves, and will be his legacy to Seven.
“He has been a spiritual leader, and by that I mean he has been the keeper and nurturer of the best team spirit in the business. That has been a huge part of him being able to build a crack team and deliver outstanding results.
“On a personal note, I will miss him a lot for all the great things that he brought to Seven in spirit and performance and I wish him nothing but greatest success for the future.”
On Natalie Harvey’s promotion, Burnette said: “I’m delighted to announce Nat as our new Network Director of Sales. Nat proved herself as a highly successful GM of UM in Brisbane and then as 7 Brisbane Sales Director where she redesigned the structure and approach, turning the office into a high- performance team selling across 7, Pacific and WAN.
“Nat has built upon that success as Sydney Sales Director, and is now perfectly placed to provide a seamless transition from Adam, and continue to lead our teams to go above and beyond to meet the current and future needs of the business and our customers.”
Harvey added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be leading the sales team as we enter into a new era of Total Video, with premium content being more highly valued than ever and increased positivity about the effectiveness and power of broadcast and long form video.
“We have an amazing team across the country and I’m looking forward to what the future holds….or better still, the future we are going to create!”
Elliott added: “I am really excited that Nat will take over the reins when I leave. I employed her from UM in Brisbane to lead our Brisbane team just over three years ago, before she moved to Sydney last year.
“She did a brilliant job for us in Brisbane in a short space of time, building a best in class team and delivering outstanding outcomes for our clients and agencies. I have no doubt that she will bring her own unique, energetic and driven approach to the role, and I wish her all the success she deserves.”