TVNZ announces Cate Slater as new director of content

  • Movings/Shakings, brought to you by Marsden Inch
  • May 10, 2017
  • StopPress Team
TVNZ announces Cate Slater as new director of content

Following the resignation of Jeff Latch earlier this year, TVNZ has appointed Cat Slater as its new director of content, with Andrew Shaw announced as her deputy.

Slater joined TVNZ in 2013 and is currently in the role of general manager content rights and legal counsel. She also leads the company’s content licensing business.

With a background in law and design, Slater has previously worked with IMG in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in various roles negotiating content rights. During the Rugby World Cup, She was head of legal and business affairs.

“We’re proud to promote proven talent from within the business to such a critical role and we look forward to Cate’s contribution to our executive leadership team,” says TVNZ CEO Kevin Kenrick.

Shaw, TVNZ’s general manager of acquisitions, commissioning and production, will take up the role of deputy director of content.

“Andrew’s wealth of experience in a career spanning all areas of content production, commissioning, acquisition and programming is unrivalled in the local industry,” adds Kenrick.

“We know that our success in transforming TVNZ, from a TV broadcaster to being New Zealand’s leading video service provider, will be heavily dependent upon leadership. We’re confident that today’s new appointments will step change our focus on viewer needs and lead the delivery of compelling content that’s enjoyed and valued by New Zealanders.”

Latch announced in March he would step down as director of content after 10 years in the role and more than two decades at TVNZ. 

The news of Latch's resignation came on the back of the broadcaster's announcement that it would be entering into consultation with its staff in relation to proposed changes that will see an overall reduction of roles in its media operations and news teams.

Slater and Shaw will assume their new roles from mid-June and will work with Latch to ensure a successful transition of content team leadership before his departure at the end of the month. 

This is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:

  1. Don’t be abusive or use sweary type words
  2. Don’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbidden
  3. Don’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging off
  4. Don’t pretend to be someone else.

If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions.
We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.

Effies 2018: DDB shines golden, takes home Grand Effie and crowned Most Effective Agency of the Year

  • Awards
  • October 19, 2018
  • Georgina Harris
Effies 2018: DDB shines golden, takes home Grand Effie and crowned Most Effective Agency of the Year

Auckland’s Shed 10 was taken over by advertising and marketing folk last night, excited to celebrate the country’s most effective marketing campaigns at the 2018 NZ Effie Awards, organised by the Commercial Communications Council in association with TVNZ.

Read more
Next page
Results for

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2018 ICG Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.


Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit