MediaWorks has appointed Paul Maher to the position of Chief Executive, Television.
Reporting to Group Managing Director, Sussan Turner, Mr Maher will lead the television side of the business, comprising TV3, TV3+1, FOUR and C4. He will also assume the responsibilities of the outgoing Director of Sales for MediaWorks TV.
Paul Maher joins MediaWorks from TVNZ, where he has been Director of Sales and Marketing since 2010. One of the most experienced executives in the New Zealand television industry; he brings sales expertise, insight, and in-depth knowledge of the wider television industry to his new role.
MediaWorks Group Managing Director, Sussan Turner, says: "Paul's drive and astute knowledge of this marketplace, together with his passion for television, make him the perfect Chief Executive for MediaWorks TV.
"His appointment further strengthens our top-notch television executive team, and I welcome him to the MediaWorks family."
Paul Maher says: "I am passionate about television having worked as a seller and buyer for over twenty years.
"MediaWorks TV has great brands, a fantastic schedule, and added to that, people who are really passionate about delivering winning content solutions to New Zealanders and New Zealand Brands.
"It's a dream job."
Prior to his most recent role at TVNZ, Paul Maher had an international career with Starcom MediaVest Group, including the roles of Chief Executive for North Asia Starcom MediaVest Group and Managing Director for Starcom Hong Kong. He co-founded Starcom NZ, and is a former General Manager of TVNZ Agency Sales. He has led and developed Research and Digital teams internationally, and been involved in growth strategies with all the companies for whom he has worked.
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MediaWorks NZ Limited (website: www.mediaworks.co.nz) is New Zealand's leading private sector broadcast and online media company. Through its specialist divisions – MediaWorks TV, MediaWorks Radio and MediaWorks Interactive, it owns and operates the TV3 and FOUR television networks, national radio brands The Edge, The Rock, MORE FM, Kiwi FM, RadioLIVE, LiveSPORT, The Sound, The Breeze, George FM and Mai FM, plus several local radio stations, and a family of websites.
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