MediaWorks NZ Ltd today announced the appointment of Ian Audsley as Executive Director, TV. Mr Audsley, formerly Chief Operating Officer of the Nine Network in Australia, will join the Board of MediaWorks NZ Ltd and commence work in January.
Mr Audsley, 48, has a distinguished almost 20 year record of management in Australian television, having been operations head for two regional television stations, Deputy Managing Director of Network Seven’s Melbourne station and Director of Operations for the Seven Network, culminating in being a Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Nine Network in Sydney.
Ian Audsley said he is looking forward to working with the leadership team at MediaWorks TV.
“I accepted this role based on commitment from the Board that they want to grow and develop this business. The Board sees substantial opportunities for innovation, particularly in the digital and online environment. My focus will be on just that – growing the business and capitalising on the new opportunities that exist for leading media organisations like MediaWorks.”
The Chairman, Brent Harman, said: “Ian has an impeccable track record in televsion management and he impressed me and the Board with his understanding of the role that television will play in the future and his vision for our business. He has accepted appointment as Executive Director, MediaWorks TV for 12 months.
“Our intention is to recruit a suitably qualified executive to work with Ian and eventually take over the running of the TV business.”