Caption: The MediaWorks Board will be hoping Chalmers exit is that last for some time after a period of comings and goings at the firm.
Spark has appointed the interim chief executive officer of MediaWorks as its new chief financial officer – in the top run of management reporting to Simon Moutter. The appointment follows the announcement Australian Michael Anderson to the permanent CEO role. The application appears to have been underway a long time.
The timing of both appointments suggests that Chalmers has not been a candidate for the MeddiaWorks CEO role. The Herald reports Chalmers will succeed Jolie Hodson at Spark, who has moved to become CEO of Spark Digital. Chalmers is expected to take up his appointment with Spark later in the year. Chalmers has been a steady pair of hands bringing stability to MediaWorks after the Weldon years. He will remain at MediaWorks till later in the year. His departure will mean another gap in institutional knowledge at the company, that Michael Anderson will need to overcome.