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AUCKLAND, Thursday: Former MediaWorks Radio ceo Wendy Palmer is to join the NZME executive team as chief radio & commercial officer, effective November 11.

Palmer has spent the past two years focussing on her international market research company.

Previously, during her 12-year tenure at MediaWorks, she served as chair of The Radio Bureau and as a board member of the Radio Broadcasters Association.

She joined the Broadcasting Standards Authority in 2018 as the authority’s broadcasting sector representative. As a result of accepting this new role at NZME, Palmer has resigned from the BSA – but will complete her duties for at the BSA before starting at NZME.


“I have come to understand the ambitious plans NZME has, which is something I am very much looking forward to being part of.”

NZME ceo Michael Boggs said: “Wendy is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and most highly regarded broadcast media executives. She has extensive experience leading teams of content creators and revenue drivers with a dedicated focus on growing audiences and delivering results for clients.”

Palmer said: “In the process of being appointed to this new role I have come to understand the ambitious plans the NZME board and executive have for the future of the company which is something I am very much looking forward to being part of.

“With my love for radio and in this time of huge change across the industry, the opportunity to be part of the next phase of NZME’s journey is very exciting. I can’t wait to get started.”


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