Seven West Media has appointed Andy Kay as the general manager of Channel Seven Adelaide.
Kay will return to his hometown of Adelaide to take on the new role, which he will serve in addition to his current role as Seven’s general manager of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. The move follows the resignation of Tony Davison last week.
Having first joined Seven in 1984, Kay worked in the network’s Adelaide newsroom for 13 years before taking on his current role, in which capacity he has overseen the coverage of 11 Olympic Games.
“Andy has played an integral role in our company for more than three decades, for most of that time at the forefront of one of the most significant aspects of our success and progress – that being Seven’s coverage of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games,” said Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner.
“He is South Australian through and through, from his early days at Seven Adelaide as the inaugural host of The Crows Show. And it’s this connection to his hometown, coupled with his gifted leadership, wealth of experience and ability to drive results that makes Andy best placed to lead Seven Adelaide into another year of ratings dominance.”
Kay said he was looking forward to the challenge of the new role, and to work with an “exceptionally talented” team.
“Almost 33 years ago I began working at Seven Adelaide and I always said to myself that I’d be back. It is a privilege to take this role at such a pivotal and exciting time for Seven, and personally to be moving closer to family.”
Kay will start February 1.