TVNZ Rationalises Executive Suite

A week after reporting plummeting revenue, and in the wake of veteran executive Cate Calder resigning, TVNZ has streamlined and reduced its management team from 10 to seven.

Here’s the media release:

TVNZ Executive Team Changes

TVNZ has announced changes to its Executive team today. The new structure will see TVNZ’s leadership team reduce from ten to seven roles to better align the business with its strategic priorities and deliver a sustainable digital-first business.

Newly created roles of Chief Revenue Officer (commercial and marketing), Chief Digital Officer (technology and transformation) and Chief Operating Officer (legal, people and operations) will be taken up by current Executive members, Jodi O’Donnell, Kym Niblock and Brent McAnulty respectively. Brent continues as Interim CEO while this role is recruited for by TVNZ’s Board.

Leadership of TVNZ’s programming remains unchanged with Phil O’Sullivan Executive Editor of News & Current Affairs and Nevak Rogers Acting Chief Content Officer.

TVNZ is also pleased to appoint Tracey Richardson as Chief Financial Officer in a permanent capacity.

These changes will see current Chief People Officer, Nicola Simpson and Marketing Director, Jonathan Symons depart the organisation. TVNZ is grateful for the immense contribution Nicola and Jonathan have made to the business.

As previously announced, Chief Transformation Officer, Cate Calver is commencing the role of CEO of Great Southern Television in the New Year.

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