Nine Network restructures after tech bosses tune out

The Nine Network has been forced to create a new top technology job after two senior technology chiefs decided to leave the television broadcaster. The Nine Network has created the position of network manager, engineering and IT, after chief information officer (CIO) Keith Roscarel left late last year.

The Nine Network has been forced to create a new top technology job after two senior technology chiefs decided to leave the television broadcaster.

The Nine Network has created the position of network manager, engineering and IT, after chief information officer (CIO) Keith Roscarel left late last year.

Compounding the situation, Nine's network manager, engineering and planning, Bruce Kruger, gave notice he would leave by the end of March.

Nine subsequently created the new position to encompass the roles of both.

The new role has been filled by Charles Sevior since late January, most recently technology development manager and a 21-year veteran of the company.

Sevior has predominantly been based in Melbourne and has spent a lot of time working on outside broadcasts, according to Nine.

He will inherit a number of sizeable projects Roscarel had in development before leaving.

Sevior will report to chief operating officer Ian Audsley.

Nine was not responsible for the simultaneous departure of Roscarel and Kruger, according to a spokesperson.

"Both [Keith and Bruce] have gone on their own terms," the spokesperson said.

The combination of the two roles into one was part of a management restructure with a view to "more efficient functioning" at the company.

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