Former Seven West Media Exec Named COO at Foxtel


MELBOURNE: Rohan Lund, who has been serving as the group chief operating officer at Seven West Media, has been appointed COO at Foxtel.

Lund takes up the new role as of January 20, 2014. Lund has held several high-profile posts prior to this, including as CEO of Yahoo! 7 and the director fo strategy and investments at Seven West. At Foxtel, Lund will be responsible for strategy, stand-alone IPTV, broadband development, IT, product, broadcast technology and broadcast operations.

Additionally, Gavin Dumsday has been appointed chief financial officer. Dumsday is an internal Foxtel promotion effective immediately.

Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel’s CEO, said: “I am delighted that an executive of Rohan’s calibre has chosen to join Foxtel’s leadership team. Rohan has deep experience across many consumer platforms and he will add new strength to Foxtel’s innovation.

“Gavin has been a key finance executive at Foxtel for ten years and will bring extensive knowledge, passion and commitment to his new role. We have exciting plans to keep Foxtel at the forefront of television and both Rohan and Gavin will be central players in our future.”