MediaWorks board enlists 2 indies

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AUCKLAND, Monday: MediaWorks has appointed Louise Bond and Nagaja Sanatkumar to its board as independent directors.

Louise Bond has extensive media, marketing and advertising experience having established media agency PHD New Zealand (formerly Spark and Spark PHD) in 1999 where she was ceo for 20 years before moving into the role of non-executive chairperson.

In 2019 she left PHD and set up as an independent consultant and director.

Nagaja Sanatkumar has 22 years’ international executive and leadership experience, much of it in the USA at innovative commercial and technology organisations, notably Amazon and Expedia, and most recently at Icebreaker as general manager – global digital following her move to New Zealand in 2015.

She is now a full-time independent director.

The position adds to the four board roles Sanatkumar already holds with Meridian Energy, New Zealand Post, Ultrafast Fibre and the Cawthron Institute.

“Both Louise Bond and Nagaja Sanatkumar begin their roles immediately.”

They will join MediaWorks board members Jonas Mitzschke, Wayne Stevenson and chairman Jack Matthews.

Jack Matthews said: “Louise will bring outstanding media experience and Nagaja’s background in growing digital businesses will be hugely beneficial to the board.

“I look forward to working with them as MediaWorks focuses on the growth and success of its radio and out-of-home media business in 2021.”

Louise Bond said: “I’m really excited to join MediaWorks at this time and I’m looking forward to working with the MediaWorks board and management and building on the success of radio and out-of-home.”

Nagaja Sanatkumar said: “I am delighted to play a role in helping support the board, ceo Cam Wallace and all MediaWorks staff to grow MediaWorks. 2021 is an exciting time for the company and I look forward to this chapter in shaping the company’s future.”

Both Louise Bond and Nagaja Sanatkumar begin their roles immediately.

Aussie director retires
Melbourne-based QMS ceo Barclay Nettlefold has made the decision to retire from the board.

Jack Matthews said: “We would like to thank Barclay for his significant contribution, particularly during the integration of the MediaWorks and QMS businesses.”

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