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

Seven's Chief Content Officer, Entertainment Programming

Mr Ross, appointed Director of Network Programming in February 2012, is responsible for the commissioning and acquisition of all entertainment content across Seven West Media’s suite of channels – 7, 7two, 7mate, 7flix, 7Bravo and 7plus.

Previous roles at Seven include 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.

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.

Gereurd Roberts

Chief Digital Officer

Mr Roberts is the Chief Digital Officer of Seven West Media, having been appointed to the role in December 2019. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific, the publishing and digital arm of SWM, and led the sale of the business to Bauer Media Australia in May 2020.

As Chief Digital Officer, Mr Roberts is responsible for the development, growth and innovation of SWM’s digital assets, as well as Broadcast Operations, Information Technology and Cyber Security. Alongside his current role, Mr Roberts is also the Chairperson of industry body ThinkPremiumDigital, and a Non-Executive Director of TX Australia/NPC Media and also Freeview Australia.

With a career in media spanning more than 20 years, Mr Roberts has also held senior roles across ACP and Guardian Media Group UK, and is a graduate of Columbia Business School.

Kurt Burnette

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr Burnette is responsible for growing the company’s current revenue streams and establishing new revenue opportunities for Seven West Media. He is also responsible for the company’s business development process including the activation of an ‘incubator’ for new revenue opportunities as the company expands its presence beyond broadcast television and publishing. Prior to his appointment as Chief Revenue Officer was Chief Sales and Digital Officer for Seven West Media. In a twenty year career with the Seven Network, Mr Burnette has also been Sports Sales Manager, Sydney Sales Director and Network Director of Sales.

Lewis Martin

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport

Lewis is Managing Director for Seven Melbourne. Born and bred in Melbourne, Lewis joined the Seven Network as a sales executive in 1994 and in 2008 was appointed Managing Director. In addition to the day-to-day running of Seven Melbourne, Lewis plays a leadership role in sports rights negotiations and broadcast management for the AFL, Horse Racing, and Tennis.

Lewis is a board member of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is also an advisor to a number of not-for-profit organisations. He is also a board member of and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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. 

Maryna Fewster

Chief Executive Officer - SWM 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 ASX listed Seven West Media Ltd, on the operational performance of the WA business. This led to Ms Fewster's appointment firstly 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.

Melissa Hopkins

Chief Marketing and Audience Officer

Melissa Hopkins is the Chief Marketing and Audience Officer, responsible for driving audience numbers and growth across Seven West Media. Her portfolio includes brand strategy, consumer and trade marketing, audience research, promotions, publicity, social media and corporate communications.

One of Australia’s most successful and acclaimed marketers, Hopkins was previously Vice President Marketing CMO at Optus. In 2021, Optus was recognised as Australia’s strongest brand (Campaign Asia) and awarded ‘Marketing Team of the Year’ (Mumbrella).

With over 25 years’ global experience both agency and client side, Hopkins has deep consumer and enterprise experience across a wide range of sectors and high-profile brands, and in November 2022 was named #4 in CM050 2022, and in 2021 was awarded ‘APAC Marketer of the Year’ (Campaign Asia).

Hopkins is also a strategic advisor to the National Mental Health Commission and an advisory board member at ADMA.