10/10/2019 - 15:35

People Moves: Seven West, Micromine and Global Rapid Rugby

10/10/2019 - 15:35

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Peter Gammell and Jeff Kennett will step down as directors of Seven West Media, while Micromine and Global Rapid Rugby have appointed new chief executives.

People Moves: Seven West, Micromine and Global Rapid Rugby
As a key adviser to Kerry Stokes, Peter Gammel has also served as executive and director of Mr Stokes' private company Australian Capital Equity. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Peter Gammell and Jeff Kennett will step down as directors of Seven West Media, while Micromine and Global Rapid Rugby have appointed new chief executives.

Seven West Media has announced that long-serving director and key adviser to chairman Kerry Stokes, Peter Gammell, will retire next month, along with former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett.

Mr Gammell has been a director of SWM since 2008.

Prior to the formation of SWM, he was a director of Seven Network for 14 years.

He has also been a long-serving executive and director at Mr Stokes private company Australian Capital Equity.

SWM said Mr Kennett has reviewed his personal time commitments, given his other significant roles, and decided that he will retire from the board at this year’s AGM.

Mr Kennett has been a director of SWM since 2015.

Mr Stokes said he and Mr Gammell have worked together closely as directors for many years.

“Making such a sustained and significant contribution to this company is a tremendous achievement,” he said.

“On behalf of my fellow directors, I wish to recognise and thank Peter for his long and distinguished service as a director of the company.

“Jeff has also been a forthright and constructive contributor to our board.

“His understanding of people and concern for their welfare is well-known and his wealth of experience in senior leadership roles has been a valuable resource. The board sincerely thanks Jeff for his contribution.”

Micromine recruits CEO

Mining software business Micromine is being led by two former MYOB executives, with the Nedlands company announcing today the appointment of Andrew Birch as its new chief executive.

Mr Birch previously spent 10 years as MYOB’s Sydney-based chief operating officer.

His appointment, effective from 23 September, comes just a few months after MYOB’s long serving chief executive Tim Reed retired from that role and became Micromine chairman.

The changes follow private equity investor Potentia Capital acquiring a majority stake in Micromine in December last year.

Potentia’s managing director Andrew Gray is a former chairman of MYOB.

Mr Birch has replaced Claire Tuder, who was the daughter of Micromine founder Graeme Tuder.

Prior to joining MYOB, Mr Birch worked for Honeywell Pacific and Vodafone Australia.

New CEO for rugby comp

The Andrew Forrest-backed Global Rapid Rugby competition has recruited international sports administrator Mark Evans as its new chief executive.

Mr Evans was chief executive of Harlequins FC for 11 years and director of rugby at Saracens FC.

He has also spent time in Australia previously as chief executive of NRL club Melbourne Storm.

Recently he has been working with a number of sports organisations in the UK, including European Rugby, Rugby League World Cup 2021 and Netball Super League.

Mr Evans has relocated to Global Rapid Rugby’s Perth headquarters, where his first task is to review the format of the 2020 Rapid Rugby season.

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