Our People

MediaWorks reaches 3.1 million* Kiwis through its Radio and Outdoor platforms. The company is owned by Oaktree Capital and governed by a Board of Directors; Jack Matthews (Chairman) and Jonas Mitzschke. MediaWorks is led by Cam Wallace, CEO.

Senior Management

Cam Wallace - Chief Executive

Cam joined MediaWorks as Chief Executive in January 2021. Cam is responsible for shaping and delivering strategic priorities as well as the overall management of MediaWorks’ portfolio of radio & outdoor brands.

Prior to joining MediaWorks, Cam had a 19 year career with Air New Zealand, during which time he held a number of senior positions including Group General Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands, General Manager Australia and most recently as Chief Commercial and Customer Officer.

Jeff McDowall - Chief Operating Officer

Jeff joined MediaWorks as Chief Operating Officer in May 2021 and looks after its outdoor operations, as well as the finance, property, procurement and strategy functions.

He joined MediaWorks after a career at Air New Zealand spanning more than two decades in senior roles including Chief Financial Officer, Group General Manager - Corporate Finance and Group General Manager - Commercial. He has also previously held roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New Zealand, Singapore and the US and also spent time with Mobil Oil in New Zealand and London.

Leon Wratt - Director of Content - Radio

Leon has extensive radio knowledge from 25 years in the business. As Group Content Director for radio at MediaWorks, Leon oversees all Radio music brands, content & people as well as relationships with other parts of the business. Prior to this Leon spent 20 years as Content Director for The Edge, taking it from a small station in Hamilton to become the biggest station in NZ.

Liz Fraser  -  Commercial Director

Liz Fraser joined MediaWorks as its Commercial Director in March 2021. She began her 22 year media industry career at TVNZ where she worked in the sales, marketing and television programming teams. She’s also previously worked at MediaWorks in the role of Group Head of Revenue where she was responsible for managing the sales and commercial teams across TV, radio and digital. Liz joined MediaWorks from Air New Zealand where she held a number of senior roles, including Regional General Manager Americas and General Manager Customer.

Alex Nicholson - People & Culture Director

Alex has been with MediaWorks since 2014, initially as General Counsel and Company Secretary and leading the legal team across a range of commercial and significant corporate activities. In 2019, she also became responsible for the People & Culture team and in 2021 this became her sole focus. As People & Culture Director, Alex is responsible for developing and executing MediaWorks' people and culture strategy. Prior to joining MediaWorks, Alex worked as a commercial lawyer in the UK and New Zealand for more than 14 years, including nine years with the BSkyB legal team.

Rachel Callaghan - General Counsel

Rachel is the General Counsel and Company Secretary at MediaWorks. She joined in 2021 bringing with her more than 25 years of legal experience. Prior to joining MediaWorks, she spent a number of years as Associate General Counsel and Board Director for UK IoT provider Centrica Hive in London. She also has extensive experience working in leading corporate law firms in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Mike Porter - Outdoor Media Director

Mike leads MediaWorks Outdoor Media division, with over 12 years’ experience, he has previously held positions as COO and CFO. He has spearheaded MediaWorks Outdoor Media innovation suite, encompassing Datalab 2.0 and automated trading initiatives. Mike has been a key executive helping drive transformational growth and change and is a thought leader in the outdoor media sector.

Ilyas Bardak - Technology & Product Director

Ilyas brings over 20 years of technology leadership in strategy, transformation, and operations. Prior to his appointment at MediaWorks in 2018, Ilyas has worked across global corporates in the Media, Finance, Government and Military Aerospace sectors. In these complex and diverse environments, he has consistently overseen business growth through technology deployment at scale.

Ilyas is a leader who firmly believes culture is a competitive advantage in any business and is the first step to sustainable results.

*CMI Fused Q4 19 - Q3 20