Nine’s Deborah Wright steps down after three decades

Nine’s director of regional strategy Deborah Wright stepped down after 30 years. She was the CEO of NBN for more than 10 years.

Deborah Wright is leaving Nine after more than 30 years of dedicated service.

Deborah Wright

Deborah Wright

Nine said in her role as director of regional strategy, Wright was integral to the recent signing of a new, five-year affiliation agreement with Southern Cross Austereo for NEC.

As part of the landmark accord, Wright, alongside Nine’s Melbourne managing director, Ian Paterson, was responsible for the rollout of Nine branding across all of regional Australia, as well as being a key contributor in identifying mutually beneficial opportunities to grow both businesses in the future.

Prior to her current role, Wright was CEO of NBN Television, a role she held for more than 10 years.

Wright said: “I’ve been very privileged to have forged a remarkable career, spanning over 30 years at NBN and Nine Entertainment Co, in an industry that has undergone transformational change over this period. I’ve had amazing opportunities and equally some major challenges, given the significant changes in the consumer and media landscape over this time. I’m extremely proud of my 10-year term as CEO of NBN Television and the opportunity to lead such an incredibly professional and talented team. Now it’s time for a short break with my devoted family before embarking on the next stage of my career.”

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