Seven head of sport Saul Shtein to depart after 15 years

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 20 September 2019
Saul Shtein

Seven's head of sport, Saul Shtein, will exit the business following the conclusion of the current AFL season, which has its grand final next week.

Shtein has been with the network for over 15 years and has been a major part of the network's numerous sporting rights deals over the years.

Most recently, he has managed key events including the launch of Big Bash and Test Cricket on Seven, following the joint rights deal between the network, Foxtel and Cricket Australia.

He has also overseen other major sporting codes on the network, including Tennis, Horse Racing and the Melbourne Cup, AFL and several Olympic Games.

“We’re very grateful for all his service over the last 15 years with the network,” a Seven spokesperson said.

Shtein's departure will only continue to fuel industry rumours of further multiple high-level executive exits expected under the management of new Seven West Media CEO James Warburton.

Warburton stepped into the role last month, following the exit of long-time CEO Tim Worner.

Industry sources have speculated that the former APN Outdoor boss has plans to shake up the current executive leadership team and bring in his own people as part of a restructure to the overall business.

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