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Michael Boggs

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Boggs joined NZME in March 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in March 2016. Michael has been integral in developing and implementing NZME’s strategy to establish new revenue streams and retain revenue in its traditional media brands and mastheads.

Prior to joining NZME, Michael was the Chief Financial Officer of TOWER Limited. While at TOWER, Michael oversaw the investment operations, Pacific Islands operations and earthquake recovery programme and managed the divestment of the life insurance, health insurance and investment management businesses.

Michael has also held senior management roles in major telecommunications and technology companies, including TelstraClear and Clear Communications and in 2014, he was named ‘CFO of the Year’ at the New Zealand CFO Awards.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Executive Development program at Wharton Business School.

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David Mackrell

Chief Financial Officer

David was appointed CFO of NZME in March 2019, joining NZME from his previous position as CFO of Heartland Bank. David is a highly experienced finance professional who holds a Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) majoring in both Finance and Accounting. David started his professional career at Ernst & Young as an Auditor before joining Air New Zealand in 1992 where he held a number of senior financial and commercial roles, including most recently Deputy Chief Financial Officer. 

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Laura Maxwell

Chief Digital Officer

Laura joined The Radio Network as a Commercial Director in July 2013, moving to the role of Group Director Digital Media in 2014.  In 2015, Laura was promoted to Group Revenue Director and this title transitioned to Chief Commercial Officer as part of the NZME transformation. Prior to joining the NZME group, Laura held the position of General Manager/Director for Yahoo! New Zealand. Laura has over 25 years of experience in media and is well known and respected in the industry, having held roles including Sales Director for both APN Outdoor and Buspak New Zealand. She is the immediate past Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and a current Board member.  She is also currently serving as a Director of the New Zealand Press Association Limited, OneRoof, the ChineseNZHerald and Restaurant Hub.

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Matt Headland

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt joined NZME as Head of Agency Sales in August 2016 and in September 2017 he was appointed Acting Chief Commercial Officer.  During his time at NZME Matt has restructured and revitalised the agency sales team, building and leading an innovative and fresh culture, while delivering market leading revenue growth.  

Prior to the joining NZME group, Matt held the position of Director of National Direct Sales TV, Radio and Digital at Mediaworks New Zealand. Matt has over 20 years of experience in media, entertainment and advertising industries, where he has lead change and revenue growth across multiple businesses, including as Country Manager EMI Music New Zealand, NZ Sales Manager MTV Networks, Head of Marketing EMI New Zealand and founder of Wonder and Thunder Talent Management. He is also a Chair of The Radio Bureau Board.

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Shayne Currie

Managing Editor

Shayne has been a journalist for 30 years and in senior newsroom leadership roles for more than two decades – overseeing major and innovative newsroom changes across New Zealand.  As NZME managing editor, Shayne leads a team of almost 400 journalists and broadcasters from the New Zealand Herald, Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport, as well as NZME’s five regional daily newspapers and more than 20 community titles. 

A former editor of the New Zealand Herald and Herald on Sunday, Shayne has helped lead major editorial initiatives including the launch the Herald on Sunday in 2004 and the NZ Herald’s move to compact format in 2012. He is NZME's first managing editor, overseeing since 2015, the unique mix of digital, print, audio and visual storytelling.  Shayne has worked in newsrooms across New Zealand and in New York, and in 2016 he was awarded the Wolfson Scholarship at Cambridge University in the UK, studying audience patterns in the digital age.

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Dean Buchanan

Group Director, Entertainment

Dean has over two decades of experience in developing world class content and talent in New Zealand and internationally. Prior to joining The Radio Network as Chief Content Officer in September of 2013 and then Managing Director Radio, Dean was an international consultant in the UK and Europe.  He then joined DMG Radio Australia as Group Programme Director and was responsible for launching the highly successful Nova Network.

Dean has vast multimedia experience having worked in Touring with TV Touring and established a successful talent management company Plus1 Talent, developing the futures of many key Australian TV and radio talent.

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Matthew Wilson

Chief Operations Officer

Matthew has lead NZME’s operational teams for 2 years. With a passion for media, Matthew has over two decades of experience working across NZME’s newspaper brands, including finance roles in print, commercial, content and corporate through to leading the Newspaper Sales, Print and Herald product functions. Matthew was integral to the launch of the Weekend Herald brand and the Herald on Sunday newspaper in 2004, consolidated newspaper sales and distribution functions across NZME in 2013 and led the development of NZME’s highly successful distribution services business in 2015. Matthew’s extensive experience and knowledge of the business and its brands helps drive NZME’s operating performance. 

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Katie Mills

Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to joining NZME in December 2018 as Chief Marketing Officer, Katie was the Group Marketing Director at Aspire2 Group Limited and was previously General Manager (Global) Marketing & Communications at Opus International Consultants. Katie also spent 15 years at Mediaworks in senior leadership roles including Head of Marketing, successfully developing and delivering marketing and brand strategies for a portfolio of radio, digital, event and television ventures.

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Allison Whitney 

Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Allison joined NZME in 2013 and with over 20 years’ legal experience, manages the provision of legal advice and company secretarial services across the NZME group - bringing corporate, commercial, intellectual property, consumer and media law experience to the table.

Prior to commencing her role at NZME Allison held roles both in-house and in private practice, including six years as Group Legal Advisor to London-based International Media Group; UBM plc.  During her time at NZME, Allison has provided legal guidance to the NZME Group through several significant milestones and projects, including the 2014 re-brand from APN to NZME, and the 2016 demerger from APN and listing of NZME on the NZX and ASX.