MediaWorks has confirmed the appointment of Michael Anderson as CEO.
Anderson will join MediaWorks on the 29 August from Australia where he is currently chairman of OzTAM and oOh!media and a non-executive director of Fairfax Media.
Anderson previously spent seven years as CEO of Australia’s largest commercial radio groups Austereo (now Southern Cross Austereo) and before was its group director, sales. Rod McGeoch, chairman of MediaWorks, said: “On behalf of the board, I am thrilled to welcome Michael to MediaWorks. This is a pivotal time for the media industry and with many years of high-profile media experience – as a CEO, a board director and in sales – Michael brings the perfect credentials to lead MediaWorks through these dynamic times.”
Michael Anderson said: “MediaWorks is a company with strong brands and a strong history in New Zealand. With the global disruption in media continuing, this an excellent time to join and lead MediaWorks through a difficult but exciting period.”
Anderson will also be appointed to the MediaWorks board.
David Chalmers, who has been acting CEO since May, will be leaving the business later in the year to take on the role of CFO of Spark NZ.