Bruce McWilliam to leave Seven West Media after two decades

Bruce McWilliam

James Warburton said McWilliam “has been a fundamental part of all the corporate moves at Seven for more than two decades.”

Seven West Media’s commercial director, Bruce McWilliam, is leaving the business after over two decades with Seven

McWilliam joined Seven as commercial director in May 2003, and his resume also includes time at BSkyB and News International (News Corp’s UK arm). Moving forward, he said that he would be “focused on my corporate and media advisory and property interests.”

“I’ve had a fantastic 21 years with Seven since I joined originally with David Leckie and Peter Gammell and of course the chairman, Kerry Stokes,” McWilliam said.

“I’ve been honoured to be part of the transformation, growth, and success of the business over the years. 

“Working with Kerry Stokes and James Warburton in his two iterations at Seven has never been dull. I’m very proud of my association with Seven and the Seven team, and I wish them every success in the years ahead.”

SWM chairman, Kerry Stokes AC, said McWilliam had been, “an excellent executive of Seven for the past 21 years, having been involved in all of the major corporate initiatives we have undertaken during that period, and a director of Seven Group Holdings for many years.

“I thank Bruce for his significant contribution to Seven West Media and Seven Group Holdings and wish him and Nicky [McWilliam’s wife] all the best in the future.”

Finally, outgoing SWM managing director and CEO, James Warburton, called McWilliam a “doyen of the media industry and [he] has been a fundamental part of all the corporate moves at Seven for more than two decades.

“Working with Bruce has always been very rewarding and entertaining, and he is always extremely generous with his time and advice. Everyone at Seven will miss his wise counsel, guidance, knowledge and sense of humour, and we all wish him the very best for what lies ahead.”

In December, Warburton announced his imminent departure. He plans to be in the role until June 30. He will be succeeded by Jeff Howard.

See Also: James Warburton announces his departure from Seven

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