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NZME announces Barbara Chapman as chair following Cullinane departure

Barbara Chapman as been announced as the new chair for NZME. The announcement comes after the departure of Peter Cullinane who resigned last week.

Chapman has held the role of independent director of the NZME board since April 2018.

She replaces former Chair Peter Cullinane who resigned last week. Cullinane took over as Chair in late 2017 and helped guide the business through periods of significant change. 

Today, Barbara advised that she would be resigning from her directorship at IAG (effective 30 June) to enable her to dedicate more of her time to her new role as Chair of the NZME Board.

Chapman said, “Media is an incredibly vibrant industry in New Zealand and NZME is at the very heart of that sector. I’m honoured to be able to play a role helping ensure NZME and the wider industry have a thriving and sustainable future supporting New Zealand communities.

“NZME has a strong board that is very much behind our CEO Michael Boggs. The business has evolved significantly over recent years and many of NZME’s new media initiatives are poised to deliver significant revenue and shareholder growth. I look forward to supporting Michael and his leadership team to accelerate that growth and take advantage of market opportunities that will occur.”

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