Victoria Cross recipient to manage Seven Queensland

HE HAS been decorated for his fearless feats on the harshest battlefields, but Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith is about to take on a new challenge he admits is "frightening".

The star former member of the elite Special Air Service has made a remarkable career change, entering the cutthroat and competitive world of television management.

Roberts-Smith has been appointed deputy general manager of Seven Queensland, where he will have responsibility for all aspects of the network, including sales, production and marketing.

Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith with the Anzac torch.
Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith with the Anzac torch. Contributed

Despite having displayed extraordinary bravery in war zones, Roberts-Smith admits to feeling nervous due to his lack of experience in the industry.

Roberts-Smith is in Gallipoli this week as part of Channel Seven's coverage of the Anzac centenary.


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