Andy Coupe and Trish Carter appointed as new member of TVNZ
Andy Coupe moves from Deputy Chair to take over from Dame Therese Walsh who retired at the end of October.Devdiscourse News Desk | Wellington | Updated: 11-11-2019 06:37 IST | Created: 11-11-2019 06:37 IST
Andy Coupe has been confirmed as TVNZ's new Board Chair.
"Mr. Coupe has strong commercial and capital markets experience and TVNZ has benefited from his technical knowledge of business and finance, as well as his extensive governance experience," the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi said.
Andy Coupe moves from Deputy Chair to take over from Dame Therese Walsh who retired at the end of October.
Dame Therese has been on the TVNZ Board for the past seven years and has been Chair since 2015.
Andy Coupe is the Chair of the Takeovers Panel, as well as a director of several commercial enterprises, including Briscoe Group and Gentrack.
Current TVNZ director, Cameron Harland, will move into the Deputy Chair's role.
Mr. Harland has leadership experience in the creative industry.
Trish Carter has been appointed as a new director on the TVNZ board.
She will take up that role from 1 March 2020 until 31 October 2022.
She was a consultant during the set-up of the Māori Television Service and then became Asia Pacific Bureau Chief to establish and operate Al Jazeera's English language news centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Ms. Carter's media expertise will add significant value to TVNZ," Kris Faafoi said.
Directors Abby Foote and Julia Raue have been reappointed until 31 October 2022 and 30 April 2021 respectively.
(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)