Seven West Media

Management Team

Tim Worner

Chief Executive Officer, Seven West Media Limited

Mr Worner is Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media Limited. Mr Worner was previously CEO, Broadcast Television, and prior to that Director of Programming and Production for the Seven Network, responsible for the programming of all three Seven channels (Seven, 7TWO and 7mate) as well as production. Mr Worner commenced his career as a journalist at Channel Seven Perth. He joined the Seven Network in 1995 and his roles have included Head of Program Development, Head of Sport in Melbourne and Head of Infotainment. He was appointed Director of Programming and Production in 2002 and CEO of Seven Network Television in 2011. He became CEO of Seven West Media on 1 July 2013.

Bruce McWilliam

Commercial Director

Mr McWilliam was appointed Commercial Director of Seven Network Limited in May 2003 and has been a Director of Seven Network since September 2003, and a Director of SMG since December 2006. Mr McWilliam was a former Director of BSkyB, Executive Director News International Television and General Counsel, News International plc. Previously, Mr McWilliam was a partner of law firms Gilbert & Tobin, Turnbull McWilliam and Allen Allen & Hemsley specialising in media and commercial law.

Warwick Lynch

Chief Financial Officer

Warwick Lynch was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Seven West Media in February 2016, following acting in the position since January 2015. His previous roles within SWM include Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer of Seven Media Group, and Group Financial Controller of Seven Network. Prior to joining Seven Network he was with the United Kingdom based media company, Chrysalis, and preceding that with Ernst & Young for four years. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Accounting from Charles Sturt University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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.

Clive Dickens

Chief Digital Officer

Mr Dickens is Chief Digital Officer for Seven West Media, joining the company in February 2015.  He is also a non-Executive Director of Yahoo7. 

Clive’s has over 30 years experience in digital and broadcast media. His first digital role in 1995 was with the award winning team at Capital Interactive in the United Kingdom. Clive was an advisor to the founders of Shazam. In 2008 Clive co-founded Absolute Radio for The Times of India - the World’s largest English language newspaper publisher - as COO. Clive was also a Founding Director of UK Radio Player Limited, a joint venture between UK Broadcasters and the BBC.

In April 2013 he relocated from the UK to Australia to assume the role as Director of Digital and Innovation at Southern Cross Austereo, overseeing strategic and operational aspects of the company's diverse and multifaceted digital content and free-to-air television platform.
Clive is one of the Founder Directors of Code Club - a not for profit after-school coding club for Australian primary school children funded in part by a grant from the Telstra Foundation.

Chris Wharton

Chief Executive Officer, WAN/WA Media

Chris Wharton is Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media WA. Before this, he was Chief Executive Officer of West Australian Newspapers, a position he held since December 2008. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Channel Seven Perth Pty Limited for nine years. Chris’ newspaper career began as a journalist and he worked in every area of newspaper management in Sydney before being appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Perth’s Community Newspaper Group in 1995. Chris’ community and business involvement includes membership of the Telethon Trust, Australian Olympic & Commonwealth Games Team – WA Appeal Committee, Gold Corporation, Committee for Perth, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter Zavecz

Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Magazines

Peter Zavecz was appointed CEO of Pacific Magazines in December 2014. Mr Zavecz  became Director of Magazines at Pacific Magazine in December 2013 after eight years as Commercial Director of Pacific Magazines and as Group Publisher of Home and Parenting titles. Mr Zavecz has over 30 years experience in Advertising Sales and Magazine Publishing. He joined Pacific Magazines in 2005 after two years as Sales Director at The Herald and Weekly Times and was Advertising Sales Director at ACP Magazines from 1993 - 2003.

Melanie Allibon

Group Executive, Human Resources

Melanie Allibon joined Seven West Media as Group Executive Human Resources in February 2013. She has over 25 years of human resources, operating risk, communications and safety and environmental management experience gained across fast moving consumer goods, retail, mining, engineering and packaging organisations, including Foster's Group, Amcor, BHP and Pacific Brands. Ms Allibon holds a Bachelor of Business degree and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition to her role with SWM she is also the Group Executive Human Resources for Seven Group Holdings and is a Non-Executive Director of Melbourne Water.

Bridget Fair

Group Chief – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs

Bridget Fair was appointed to the role of Group Chief – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs in February 2013 and was previously Head of Regulatory and Business Affairs with the Seven Network. Ms Fair has over 20 years experience in government relations, business strategy, corporate affairs and commercial negotiation. Bridget joined Seven in 2000 and has previously held positions as General Counsel for SBS and legal counsel for the ABC as well as in private legal practice. Ms Fair holds Board positions at Freeview Australia Limited, Free TV Australia Limited and OzTAM Pty Ltd and is a former Chairman of Screenrights. Ms Fair is also a non-executive Director of iSelect Limited.