MediaWorks has announced the appointment of Louise Bond and Nagaja Sanatkumar to its board as independent directors.
Bond has extensive media, marketing and advertising experience having established PHD New Zealand in 1999 where she was CEO for 20 years before moving into the role of non-executive chairperson. Bond has since set up as an independent consultant and director.
Sanatkumar has 22 years’ international executive and leadership experience, much of it in the USA notably at Amazon and Expedia, and most recently at Icebreaker as General Manager – Global Digital. She is now a full-time independent director.
The position adds to board roles Sanatkumar holds with Meridian Energy, New Zealand Post, Ultrafast Fibre and the Cawthron Institute.
They join MediaWorks board members Jonas Mitzschke, Wayne Stevenson and Chairman Jack Matthews.
Matthews says he’s delighted to welcome Bond and Sanatkumar.
“Louise will bring outstanding media experience and Nagaja’s background in growing digital businesses will be hugely beneficial to the board. I look forward to working with them as MediaWorks focuses on the growth and success of its radio and out-of-home media business in 2021.”
Bond says: “I’m really excited to join MediaWorks at this time and I’m looking forward to working with the MediaWorks board and management and building on the success of radio and out-of-home.”
Sanatkumar adds: “I am delighted to play a role in helping support the board, CEO Cam Wallace and all MediaWorks staff to grow MediaWorks. 2021 is an exciting time for the company and I look forward to this chapter in shaping the company’s future.”
They both start effective immediately.
Barclay Nettlefold has decided to retire from the board.
Matthews says: “The board would like to thank Barclay for his significant contribution, particularly during the integration of the MediaWorks and QMS businesses.”