Nine's Richard Hunwick resigns

By AdNews | 17 May 2024
Richard Hunwick

Richard Hunwick, Nine’s director of sales - total television, has resigned.

No word on the next move for one of the industry’s most senior sales leaders who joined Nine in December 2010 as director of sales in Brisbane.

"It's been an amazing journey at Nine, and it's been a privilege to lead the best sales team in the country to some incredible success, as we navigated a period of unheralded transformation from a stand alone TV business, to a digital first, multi-platform, content company,” said Hunwick.

“Over the last six months I've been thinking about all we’ve achieved, my own future and what opportunities lie ahead. Whilst it was a tough decision to walk away from a business that's primed for growth in an Olympic year, it's also the most exciting time I can remember in the media industry. 

“Data and technology are driving unprecedented change right across the media landscape and with change comes opportunity. I'm looking forward to exercising my skills and experience in some new arenas where I can add value.”

“The great thing I've learned over the years in this business is the role may change, but the friendships endure, and I wish Stepho [Nine’s chief sales officer Michael Stephenson] and my amazing group of colleagues all the best moving forward."

Hunwick finishes up at the end of September to ensure a seamless transition occurs with his successor. 

Stephenson said he had the pleasure of working with a best friend.

"Not many people get to do that," he said.

"Rich has a passion that is infectious, he is an incredible leader of people and he cares more than anyone I know.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be in television. The pace of change is accelerating and I have no doubt that Rich will continue to have a significant impact on our industry in his next challenge.”


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