Media queenpin joins TVNZ board

  • Media
  • October 19, 2009
  • Frances Chan
Media queenpin joins TVNZ board

joan withers_newShe knows a heck of a lot about newspapers and radio, now recently retired Joan Withers is stepping into the director’s boardroom at TVNZ. She replaces Phillip Melchior whose term recently expired.

Withers was chief executive of Fairfax Media from 2005 to June this year, when she retired from executive life. However, she retains directorship of Auckland International Airport and was appointed to the board of Mighty River Power in August.

Ms Withers was the CEO of The Radio Network until 1997 before becoming a professional company director on the boards of Warehouse Group, Meridian Energy, Tourism Holdings and Feltex Carpets.

This year she was the recipient of the CAANZ Media Excellence Award.

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Duke marks one year with live branded sport event

  • Media
  • March 23, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Duke marks one year with live branded sport event

When TVNZ launched Duke last year, it was championed as a way of reaching hard to get audiences and acting as an experiment lab for new forms of content. And its first birthday celebration is set to champion those strengths with a live primetime TV sports event that will see two friends battle it out for Fresh-Up.

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