Jeff Howard

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Howard is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media Limited.

Prior to his appointment as Managing Director and CEO of Seven West Media in April 2024, Mr Howard had been Chief Financial Officer of Seven West Media since January 2020.

Prior to joining SWM, Mr Howard served as CFO of HT&E Limited (now ARN Media) from 2012, delivering strategic financial leadership while executing on strategy and driving shareholder value. Mr Howard has extensive experience in business transformation and growth in the media sector, including through mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Howard is a Chartered Accountant with more than nine years’ experience in banking at ABN AMRO and RBS and prior that worked with KPMG for 10 years. He completed his Executive MBA with the Australian Graduate School of Management in 2005 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Angus Ross

Group Managing Director, Seven Television

Mr Ross was appointed to his current role in June 2024 and is responsible for all content and commercial aspects of the Seven television. Before then he was Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming, responsible for the commissioning and acquisition of all content across Seven West Media’s suite of broadcast and digital channels: Channel 7, 7two, 7mate, 7flix, 7Bravo and 7plus.

Previous roles at Seven also include Director of Network Programming, Head of Program Scheduling and Acquisitions, Sydney Program Manager, Daytime Programmer and Head of Research.

Prior to joining Seven, Mr Ross worked for two years as a consultant for television research group Audience Development Australia.

Mr Ross holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), from the University of South Australia.

Gereurd Roberts

Group Managing Director, Seven Digital

Mr Roberts was appointed Group Managing Director, Seven Digital, in June 2024. He is responsible for leading and growing Seven’s digital and streaming business and driving its future strategy. In his role, Mr Roberts oversees all facets of Seven Digital, managing teams across Digital Marketing, Audience Intelligence and Data, Product Technology and Solutions, Content Strategy and Scheduling, Platform Partnerships, and Digital Sales and Operations.

Prior to his current role, Mr Roberts had been Chief Digital Officer of Seven West Media since December 2019. Under his guidance 7plus, Seven’s streaming platform, has achieved record growth and hosted both Australia’s biggest streaming event of all time with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the biggest single streaming program of all time with the FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final in 2023. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific, the digital and publishing arm of SWM, and led the sale of the business to Bauer Media Australia in May 2020.

In addition to his Seven West Media role, Mr Roberts is a non-executive director of Freeview Australia and a member of the Children’s Medical Research Institute’s Digital Strategy Committee.

With a career in media spanning more than 25 years, Mr Roberts has also held senior roles across ACP and Guardian Media Group UK, and is a graduate of Columbia Business School, New York, and Charles Sturt University.

Maryna Fewster

Chief Executive Officer, Seven West Media WA

After emigrating to New Zealand in 1997, Ms Fewster was appointed at iHug, a New Zealand internet service provider.

In 2003, iHug was acquired by iiNet, an Australian based Telco. As part of the iiNet leadership group and as Chief Operating Officer of iiNet, Ms Fewster had an integral role in driving organic growth while ensuring the acquisitions undertaken by iiNet were effectively integrated across people, culture and systems.

Following her departure from iiNet in 2015, Ms Fewster took a consulting role reporting to the Board of Seven West Media on the operational performance of the WA business. This led to Ms Fewster's appointment as COO of SWM WA and then as CEO of SWM WA in 2018.

Ms Fewster is a trustee of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust, and non-executive director of Celebrate WA and Crown Perth.

Anthony De Ceglie

Director of News and Current Affairs and Editor-in-Chief, Seven West Media

Mr De Ceglie is responsible for Australia’s most-watched news and current affairs content, including 7NEWS, Sunrise, The Morning Show, 7NEWS Spotlight, The Latest and, as well as The West Australian and other WA-based new products.

Before taking on his current role in April 2024, Mr De Ceglie was Editor-in-Chief of The West Australian, The Sunday Times, PerthNow and its suburban newspapers, 19 regional newspapers and The Nightly digital newspaper.

Under his direction, The West Australian became the best-performing state-based news brand in Australia on a per capita basis, dominating the WA market and significantly expanding its digital business.

Mr De Ceglie has two decades’ experience in journalism and editorial management. He joined Seven West Media in 2019 from News Corp Australia’s The Daily Telegraph, where he was Deputy Editor. He has won three Walkley Awards, Australian journalism’s highest honour.

Brook Hall

Chief Content Officer

Mr Hall was appointed Chief Content Officer in June 2024 and is responsible for the commissioning and acquisition of all entertainment and sport content across Seven West Media’s suite of broadcast and digital channels: Channel 7, 7two, 7mate, 7flix, 7Bravo and 7plus.

Before talking on his current role, Mr Hall had been Seven’s Director of Content Scheduling since 2019.

He joined Seven in 2010 and has held several senior programming roles in his time with the company. Before joining Seven, Mr Hall was a Programming Executive at Foxtel, and before that, Client Service Manager at Audience Development Australia.

Clare Gill

Chief Regulatory and Sustainability Officer

Clare is the Chief Regulatory and Sustainability Officer at Seven West Media where she is responsible for regulatory and sustainability strategy, and policy development. She also manages Seven West Media’s relationship with the government and regulators.

Her previous roles include Group Director, Regulatory Affairs, for Nine Network; Head of Government and Corporate Affairs for SingTel Optus; and other executive positions at NICTA, Ericsson and SunRice.

Ms Gill is an independent non-executive director on the Digital Finance CRC Board and represents Seven West Media on industry boards including Freeview Australia, Regional Broadcasters Australia Holdings and Free TV Australia.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University, a Master of Arts from Monash University and postgraduate qualifications in Commerce from the University of Sydney, and in Media and Communications from Monash University.

Craig Haskins

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Haskins was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Seven West Media in June 2024 after two months as Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Haskins’ career commenced at PricewaterhouseCoopers in corporate tax before embarking on a career in financial markets in Australia and the US.

He built his extensive financial and capital markets experience through his time with Merrill Lynch, UBS, Credit Suisse and Jefferies, where he held senior leadership roles in sales and trading as well as capital markets and investment banking.

Mr Haskins worked at Inghams Ltd in a number of roles including interim Chief Financial Officer before establishing his own consulting business, Eastern Hill Advisors.

He is a board director of Enstar Australia, part of the Enstar Group, a Nasdaq-listed leading global insurance group.

Lucinda Gemmell

Chief People and Culture Officer

Lucinda Gemmell is the Chief People and Culture Officer, responsible for the human resources and employee experience across the Seven Network and Seven West Media (WA).

Ms Gemmell was previously Chief People and Culture Officer at air navigation service provider Airservices Australia, where she was responsible for the people and culture strategy and transformation, human resources, functional training, and industrial relations.

Before Airservices Australia, Ms Gemmell was Chief People and Culture Officer at Virgin Australia Airlines. She has also held senior leadership roles in HR, strategy and commercial management in ASX and multinational organisations including Woolworths, Diageo Asia Pacific and Fairfax Media.

Ms Gemmell holds an Executive MBA, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a director of Starlight Children's Foundation Australia.

Trent Dickeson

Chief Operating Officer 

Dr Dickeson was appointed Chief Operating Officer in June 2024 and is responsible for Operations, Broadcast Supply Chain, Technology, Cyber Security, Procurement, Transformation and Business Optimisation.

Before his current role, Dr Dickeson was Director of Operations and Transformation, responsible for Broadcast Operations and Delivery, Information Technology, Cyber Security and Remote Delivery.

Dr Dickeson joined Seven West Media in 2014 from Deloitte. He was a Director at Deloitte specialising in Strategy and Operations work in the areas of Supply Chain and Sourcing across Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Dr Dickeson is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Ph. D in Chemistry from the University of Newcastle.

Dr Dickeson is currently a director of TXA Australia and the National Playout Centre Media.

Vikki Friscic

Head of Sales Strategy and Enablement and Managing Director, Adelaide

Ms Friscic was appointed Head of Sales Strategy and Enablement in June 2024, in addition to her role as Managing Director, Seven Adelaide. She took on the latter role in May 2023.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the media industry and over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles, Ms Friscic joined Seven from the media agency Carat Adelaide, where she was Managing Director.

Over more than two decades with the agency, she had been a partner, rebranded the agency, sold it to the global marketing group Dentsu, managed a four-year earnout and then went on to work for Dentsu.

Ms Friscic sits on the Board of HAS Foundation, a children’s palliative care foundation that assists the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide to provide support to families who require the children’s palliative care services.