Michael was appointed CEO of New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) in March 2016. Prior to that he held the Chief Financial Officer position at NZME. Michael’s core focus at NZME has been to develop and implement a group wide strategy to accelerate growth across NZME’s brands particularly in the areas of subscription and classified offerings, digital and video content, while ensuring the sustainable growth of the company’s traditional print and radio platforms.
Michael has extensive senior executive experience including as Chief Financial Officer at leading insurance company Tower Limited. While at Tower, Michael managed the company’s multibillion-dollar assets, its Pacific Islands operations, earthquake recovery programme and the sale of Tower’s life insurance, health insurance and investment management businesses. This industry leading work was recognised in 2014 when Michael was awarded CFO of the year at the annual New Zealand CFO Awards. Michael also has significant background in the telecommunications and technology sectors with executive roles in the finance, commercial and business functions of major organisations including Telstra’s New Zealand operations.
Greg was appointed as the acting Chief of OneRoof in January 2023.
Greg has an incredibly strong commercial background, with more than 30 years of experience working alongside real estate professionals in a variety of roles and in advertising and marketing, including previously at NZME.
His passion for the real estate industry and proven track record will ensure OneRoof is well placed to create further value for our agent partners.
Carolyn was appointed Chief Digital and Publishing Officer in August 2021.
After 5 years at NZME, Carolyn left as Chief Operating Officer in December 2016. She then went on to senior transformational roles at MYOB and Vodafone where she was Chief Consumer Officer.
With extensive experience as a strategic business leader in large New Zealand telecommunications, technology and media companies, Carolyn brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of how best NZME can deliver growing digital audience engagement for our commercial partners.
David was appointed Chief Financial Officer of NZME in March 2019, leading NZME’s Finance, Technology and Strategy functions. He moved to NZME from Heartland Bank where he was their Chief Financial Officer.
David started his professional career at Ernst & Young as an Auditor before joining Air New Zealand in 1992. His career at Air New Zealand spanned 25 years and a large gamut of senior financial and commercial roles, finishing with the company as Deputy Chief Financial Officer.
Katie joined the NZME Executive Team in December 2018 assuming leadership of the company’s Marketing and Communications functions. Immediately prior, Katie held the role of Group Marketing Director at Aspire2 Group Limited and was previously General Manager (Global) Marketing & Communications at Opus International Consultants.
Along with Katie’s wide marketing industry experience, she also brings to her role, more than 20 years of media-specific experience. 15 of those years were spent at MediaWorks in senior leadership positions including as Head of Marketing, successfully developing and delivering marketing and brand strategies for a portfolio of radio, digital, event and television ventures.
Tracey brings a background of 20-plus years in multi-channel operations, business and people management across media, sales/marketing agencies and professional services, at C level both internationally and here in Aotearoa. Leading with aroha and a cohesive, people-first approach woven into commercial strategy, Tracey has been a catalyst for the tremendous foundational shift in business across Aotearoa, forging equity and intentional diversity throughout.
Stepping into transformation, having meaningful conversations, and sharing experiences is how Tracey forms the bonds of whānau and community that she is so proud to hold dear.
Tracey is on the board for Diversity Works New Zealand, Anthem and Co. Of Women where she has a huge passion for the social change and growth mindset mahi that these businesses drive across our motu.
Jason is one of New Zealand’s most experienced audio executives with extensive experience across music and talk radio. He has led high profile and successful music radio brands including 7 years as Assistant Content Director at ZM and 5 years as Content Director of The Hits. He also led the successful transition of ‘Classic Hits’ to the ‘The Hits’ brand in 2014.
In his most recent role as Head of Talk for NZME, Jason has led Newstalk ZB to record audience growth and continued commercial success.
Jason's role includes responsibility for the radio business and the content delivery to support audience and revenue growth across NZME’s radio networks.