Media reports today are speculating that Gruen Planet‘s Russel Howcroft, chief executive of Y&R Brands Australia, is taking a role with Network TEN in Melbourne.
B&T reports he will join the broadcaster either towards the end of the year or in the first quarter of 2013.
Mumbrella also reports Howcroft is set to leave Y&R after two years as CEO.
Melbourne media buyers have reportedly said TEN needs a local face for the channel in the city and Howcroft, who is seeking to return to his hometown from Sydney, is the ideal candidate.
Neil Shoebridge, director of corporate and public affairs at TEN said: “We can’t comment and wouldn’t on that sort of thing.”