Andy Bruyn has stepped down as general manager of Nine’s Darwin operations and his responsibilities will be taken over by Steve Shervill who will also continue to lead the sales team.
Nine Network COO Brett Dickson told staff:
“Andy’s association with our business spans some 37 years – going back to when the business was Territory Television – and I want to take this opportunity to thank him, both personally and on behalf of Nine, for all his significant efforts over more than three decades.
“Andy advised me of his decision in recent weeks and wanted to pass on these thoughts to us all.
Bruyn said: “I’ve been GM for 28 years – a privilege I have thoroughly enjoyed and in which I’ve taken massive pride but the timing is right to step aside for a new era at Nine. I’ve been fortunate to work with Steve and the marvellous team that makes Nine – here and across Australia – the powerhouse that it is. There have been some great talents come through our doors and go on to significant television careers elsewhere. I’m fortunate to have been part of their journey. The team we have today continues that trust. They are a huge credit to themselves and the Territory that has nurtured them. As for the future, Darwin’s home for me — I will be staying in the Territory.”
Shervill also has a long history with Nine, joining the Darwin sales team in 1988 before working in Port Moresby and Brisbane, returning to Darwin as sales manager in 2001. He is also the first Territory-born person to lead the NT’s top broadcaster.