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TVNZ appoints Paul Maher as Commercial Director

TVNZ has today announced the appointment of Paul Maher to the executive role of Commercial Director.

TVNZ Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick says: “Paul has extensive local and international media market experience including a previous stint as TVNZ’s Head of Sales and Marketing.

“I’m confident that Paul, working with our commercial leadership team, will provide the market leading capability we need to guide our future sales and marketing performance.

“We’ve got full confidence in our commercial team who have grown our market share of revenue for a number of years. Paul will be a great complement. He understands the market and the needs of advertisers and agencies that underpin our business.

“Paul will join us in mid September and will work alongside outgoing Commercial Director Jeremy O’Brien prior to his departure later in the month.”

After leaving TVNZ in 2012, Paul Maher was CEO of TV at MediaWorks until 2014. Most recently he has been contracting to Ogilvy and Mather.