The managing director of Nine Melbourne Matt Scriven has shared with staff a decision he made at the end of 2019 to quit the business.
In an email to colleagues yesterday, Scriven said:
“It is with both sadness and excitement that I advise you of my decision late last year to step down as Managing Director of Nine Melbourne. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two years in this role and my previous six years in the Director of Sales Melbourne role. This, combined with a prior seven-year stint culminates in 15 wonderful years with this extraordinary business.”
Scriven’s time at Nine since December 2000 was only interrupted by a stint as head of marketing at Crazy Johns for four years starting in 2007.
Married to the CEO of Zenith Nickie Scriven, Matt cited family commitments as one of the reasons for his departure. “The decision to step down from a role I love has not been an easy one to make, but it is the right one, and the right timing for our family,” he said. Matt added he wanted to ensure he could support his children more through their teenage years.
Nine has undergone a massive transformation in the past 18 month and in Melbourne that has included the relocation of The Ageand The Australian Financial Reviewinto the Nine building in Docklands. Nine Radio has recently been added to the group with 3AW to relocate into Nine Melbourne too.
Scriven’s last day at Nine will be St Valentine’s Day – Friday February 14.