Wendy Palmer set to join NZME ranks

Former MediaWorks radio chief executive, Wendy Palmer, has announced her new move to NZME. Palmer is due to start as their chief radio and commercial officer from mid-November. 

Just under a week since the MediaWorks sale was announced, Palmer, who left in 2017, has been focussing on her own international market research company. 

Wendy joined the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) in January 2018 as the authority’s broadcasting sector representative. As a result of accepting this new role at NZME, Wendy has resigned from her role at the BSA and will complete her duties for the Authority before starting at NZME.

Palmer says of the new role that although it is an ambitious plan she has, she is keen to see the company through the next stage of its journey. 

“In the process of being appointed to this new role I have come to understand the ambitious plans the NZME board and executive have for the future of the company which is something I am very much looking forward to being part of. With my love for radio and in this time of huge change across the industry, the opportunity to be part of the next phase of NZME’s journey is very exciting. I can’t wait to get started.”

Before leaving a 12 year stint at Mediaworks in 2017, Palmer served as chair of The Radio Bureau and as a board member of the Radio Broadcasters Association. 

“Wendy is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and most highly regarded broadcast media executives. She has extensive experience leading teams of content creators and revenue drivers with a dedicated focus on growing audiences and delivering results for clients. I’m delighted that Wendy is joining our team,” said NZME CEO Michael Boggs.

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