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Kerry Stokes is the Executive Chairman of Seven Network Limited, a position he has held since July 1999. Prior to that, from June 1995 he was Non-Executive Chairman of the company. As of September 2009 Stokes and his associated companies held 48.78% of Seven Network Limited.
He has also been the chairman of the Seven Media Group Pty. Limited since December 2006 and is the Chairman of Australian Capital Equity Pty Limited Group which, a biographical note states, "has significant interests in activities which include media and entertainment, research and technology development, property and industrial activities." Another biographical note states that through Australian Capital Equity, "Mr. Stokes has broad business interests and investments in a range of major business sectors, including WesTrac. Mr Stokes also has broad interests and investments including property, construction, mining, oil and gas exploration."
A biographical note in the Seven Network Limited states that he is or has been:
- President of Seven Network Asia,
- Director of Yahoo!7.
- Director of Seven Media Group Pty. Limited since December 2006.
- Executive and Director of Australian Capital Equity Pty. Limited and associated companies including WesTrac Pty Limited.
- Former Chairman of Pacific Magazines.
- Former Chairman of Headspace, the Federal Government’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.
- "Previous experience in international investment banking";
- Director of Engin Limited since 31 October 2006.
- Alternate Director of West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited since 4 November 2008.
- Chairman of Unwired Group Limited since 8 January 2008 (company delisted on 7 May 2008).
- Director of Consolidated Media Holdings Limited since 10 September 2009.
In June 2008 Stokes was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
A biographical note states that Stokes has received the following awards:
- 1993: Award by the Minister for the Arts, Western Australia for outstanding contribution to the Arts Industry
- 1993: Recipient of an RSL Commendation Award for outstanding service rendered to the ex-service community
- 1994: Recipient of the West Australian Citizen of the Year Award in Industry and Commerce
- 1994: Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award through Rotary International
- 1995: Appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)
- 2000: Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from Edith Cowan University of Western Australia
- 2000: Awarded an Honorary Fellow of Murdoch University of Western Australia
- 2002: Recipient of the Gold Medal Award for the Western Australian Director of the Year from the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- 2003: Recipient of the Centenary Medal
- 2007: Recipient of the Fiona Stanley Award for outstanding contribution to Child Health Research
Articles and Resources
- Seven Network Limited, "Seven Network Limited 2009 Annual Report", Seven Network Limited, September 2009, page 18.
- Seven Network Limited, "Seven Network Limited 2009 Annual Report", Seven Network Limited, September 2009, page 96.
- "About the SAMPEG Members", South Australia Department of Industries and Resources, August 2010.
- Seven Network Limited, "Seven Network Limited 2009 Annual Report", Seven Network Limited, September 2009, page 19.
Other SourceWatch Resources
Lectures by Stokes
- 1994: Presentation of the Boyer Lectures 'Advance Australia Where' on 'The Information Superhighway
- 1997: Presentation of the H.C. Coombs Lecture through Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
- 2001: Presentation of the Andrew Olle Lecture for the ABC