Beau Waters - Director of LIfeline Australia
From: Wednesday December 5, 2018, 7:00 am
To: Wednesday December 5, 2018, 8:30 am
AFTER spending much of his young life in the glare of the media as a star footballer, Beau Waters is now part of it.
The 2006 West Coast premiership player and former vice-captain has been appointed group sales director for Seven West Media (WA), joining the WA executive team and reporting to the company’s chief executive, John Driscoll.
Mr Waters, 31, will lead the combined sales teams of all SWM media assets in WA, including The West Australian, TVW7, The Sunday Times, websites thewest.com and perthnow.com.au, 20 regional mastheads and Red Wave Radio, which includes nine regional stations.
After his 2015 retirement, following 120 games with the Eagles, Mr Waters joined Wesfarmers as a financial analyst working within mergers and acquisitions, before taking up his current role with Space Realty.
He joins SWM with extensive leadership, cultural change, negotiation and commercial decision-making experience across the financial, sporting and property sectors.
“I’m extremely excited about joining a business that is synonymous with WA and one where one of its best assets is its people,” Mr Waters said.
“I’ve been a senior leader in both the football club and the business world before, and I’ve got strong values and ethics.
“I’ll definitely be bringing those to this role.
“Football was a fantastic chapter in my life, but the last few years have been very much about chapter two and the things that encompass that.
“The media played an integral role in the reporting of football and I always had a good relationship with the people in there as well as a healthy respect.
“I can’t wait to get on board and get started.”
Mr Driscoll said SWM wanted to manage the needs of clients with a single point of contact across all assets.
“Beau’s financial background and analytical mind, coupled with his clear change- management and team-building abilities, provide the perfect combination for success in this role,” he said.
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