Our People

About Us

Our People

MediaWorks is New Zealand's largest independent broadcaster, and reaches 3.8 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms. The company is owned by Oaktree Capital and governed by a Board of Directors; Jack Matthews (Chairman), Jonas Mitzschke, Paul Lockey and Julie Christie. MediaWorks is led by Michael Anderson, CEO.

Senior Management

Michael Anderson - CEO, MediaWorks

Michael joined MediaWorks from Australia where he was Chairman of Oztam and oOH! Media and a non-Executive Director of Fairfax Media. Prior to his tenure on Boards, Michael spent seven years as CEO of one of Australia's largest commercial radio groups Austereo (now Southern Cross Austereo) and before that as their Group Director, Sales. Under Michael's leadership, Austereo's performance in both revenue and audience grew significantly - in a time of huge change to the industry.

Treacy Bell - Chief People Officer

Treacy joined MediaWorks in April 2015 . She is an Experienced HR leader who has worked in a variety of industries at executive level both in NZ, Australia and globally. Her experience has predominantly focused on change, leadership and developing people strategies to support the growth and performance agendas.

Wendy Palmer - Chief Executive Officer, MediaWorks Radio

Wendy Palmer has held senior management positions across the Radio industry in a career spanning more than 25 years. She was General Manager for MediaWorks' Auckland Radio operation for seven years, having joined the company in 2005 as General Manager of More FM. Wendy founded Market Pulse, a market leader in field marketing, merchandising and customer measurement with offices in Auckland, Sydney, Bangkok, and Cape Town, and has held management roles at Radio Hauraki and 89FM.

David Chalmers - Chief Financial Officer, MediaWorks

David joined MediaWorks in May 2015 to lead the company's finance team. He draws on extensive digital and online experience, including recent roles as CFO and interim CEO of a leading ASX-listed Australian online business.  David worked for Macquarie Capital's Investment Banking and Private Equity business from 2002-2010 in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Australia.

Andy Brown - Chief Marketing & Data Officer

Andy has over 25 years working in the fields of data analysis and marketing. He has experience working for major entertainment brands in the UK including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky Atlantic, Channel 4, MTV and ESPN. Andy has been appointed to head up data and marketing; integrating an analytical basis of understanding for delivering to our customers and audiences.

Andrew Szusterman - Chief Content Officer

Andrew Szusterman's extensive TV and Radio career includes three years as Group Programming Director for MediaWorks Radio, and co-executive producing The X Factor NZ and New Zealand's Next Top Model. A former Head of Music for MTV UK and Ireland, Andrew established MediaWorks' music channel C4 and was Associate Director of Programming for MediaWorks TV.

Tom Cotter - Chief Information and Product Officer

Tom Cotter has 15 years' experience in developing and implementing digital strategy. As General Manager for Digital Media at TVNZ from 2007-2014 he led the digital growth strategy. He was Strategy Leader for Telecom's New Media and Emerging Services, Head of Product and Content Strategy for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PlayStation), and Head of Games for Virgin Media UK.

Glen Kyne - Chief Commercial Officer

Glen has more than 20 years of sales and management experience, the last six in the New Zealand media industry, with roles including MediaWorks’ Chief New Ventures Officer, MediaWorks’ Head of Integration and Head of Integration at The Radio Network. Prior to his current appointment, as MediaWorks’ Chief New Ventures Officer he oversaw a number of notable commercial developments including MediaWorks TEG Live and 3NOW.  Glen oversees a 160-strong team of sales, integration, and sales engagement staff, including MediaWorks’ award-winning Integration division.

Hal Crawford - Chief News Officer

Hal Crawford is MediaWorks’ Chief News Officer, having joined the organisation in July 2016.  In his role he manages Newshub, one of New Zealand’s largest news services.  Prior to joining MediaWorks, Hal was Editor in Chief and Publisher of ninemsn in Australia where he led substantial audience and revenue growth over a nine year period, managing a network of 60+ sites used daily by millions of Australians. Hal began his career in newspapers and has worked in Australia and globally in print and broadcast media.  He has lectured in journalism at Melbourne’s La Trobe University and founded a social media research company, Share Wars.  Prior to moving to New Zealand, Hal also sat on the Australian Press Council.