Our People

MediaWorks reaches 3.1 million* Kiwis through its Radio and Outdoor platforms. The company is owned by Oaktree Capital Management (60%) and Quadrant Private Capital (40%). The chair of the board is Wayne Stevenson and directors are Jonas Mitzsschke, Jonathan Pearce, Louise Bond and Nagaja Sanatkumar. MediaWorks is led by CEO Cam Wallace. 

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

Leon has extensive radio knowledge from 30 years in the business. As Director of Content for radio at MediaWorks, Leon oversees all radio music brands, content and 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 one of the biggest stations in New Zealand.

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.

Dallas Gurney - Director of News and Talk

Dallas joined MediaWorks in September 2021 as Director of News and Talk. He has extensive experience in radio as a former editor-in-chief and general manager of Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport.

Prior to joining MediaWorks Dallas was the managing director of communications agencies DRUM and ROCKET and crisis communications consultancy Serious. He has won many industry awards, including 12 New Zealand Radio Awards.

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.

Anna Cross - Head of Communications 

Anna started with MediaWorks in January 2021 and looks after all internal and external communications. 

She has 15 years of experience in media and communications and joined from Air New Zealand where she was External Communications Manager. Anna started her media career at Newstalk ZB where she was a broadcast journalist and news director.

Ilyas Bardak - Technology & Product Director

Ilyas has been with MediaWorks since 2018 and has more than 20 years of technology leadership in strategy, transformation, and operations. Prior to joining MediaWorks, Ilyas 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.

*CMI Fused Q4 19 - Q3 20