David Leckie

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David Leckie
Born (1951-02-14) 14 February 1951 (age 68)
NationalityAustralian
EducationNewington College
Macquarie University
OccupationRetired C.E.O.
Spouse(s)1: Barbara
2: Skye Leckie OAM (née McLeod)
ChildrenTim, Harry and Ben
Parent(s)Ron and Joyce Leckie

David John Leckie (born 14 February 1951) was the Chief Executive Officer of the Seven Media Group.[1] until 26 June 2012. On that day, he was replaced at Seven West by former Woodside Petroleum CEO Don Voelte.

Leckie maintains a role in the media company as executive director of media at Seven Group Holdings, which holds investments in Seven West, earthmoving company WesTrac and Agricultural Bank of China.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Leckie was educated at Newington College (1962-1968)[3] and is an Economics graduate of Macquarie University.

Career[edit]

Prior to his appointment by Kerry Stokes to Seven, he was associated with the Nine Network for 23 years. Having joined GTV-9 (Melbourne) as a sales executive, he was promoted to National Sales Manager, then Nine Network Sales Director in 1982 at TCN-9 (Sydney). In August 1990, he became Managing Director of the Nine Network and in 1994 was appointed Chief Executive Officer. In 2001, he was appointed a Trustee of the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust.

Personal life[edit]

On 5 April 2008, it was revealed that Leckie had been placed in an induced coma, battling complications from a recent injury to his finger and has subsequently made a full recovery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who in Australia (Crown Content Melb, 2007) pp 1224: Leckie, David John (1951 - )
  2. ^ AAP, Seven West appoints new boss
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 115
  4. ^ Hornery, Andrew (16 April 2008). "Seven chief in induced coma". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2008.