VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith is going to run Channel Seven in Queensland.

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Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith has been appointed general manager of Seven Queensland.

“I consider this a fantastic opportunity and one which I have accepted with great pride,” he says.

He started at the network in April as deputy general manager in Queensland operations. Roberts-Smith replaces Neil Mooney who is retiring.

Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner says the former SAS corporal has impressed the company with his management and leadership skills.

Perth-born Ben Roberts-Smith announced in October 2013 that he was leaving the Army for a career in business. He is studying for a MBA at the University of Queen­sland.

It was during his fifth tour of Afghanistan that the former SAS soldier won the highest award for bravery during an assault on the village of Tizak in Kandahar province in June 2010.

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