Probably only Kerry Stokes would have the chutzpah to replace a near-legendary television chief executive with someone who spent most of their career as a senior executive in the global oil and gas industry.
The appointment of former Woodside Petroleum chief executive Don Voelte to replace the architect of Seven West Media’s dominance of the television sector – and before that the similar success of Nine Network – David Leckie, would generate controversy if it were announced by anyone but Stokes. It still may well do.
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