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New Appointments At TVNZ

NEW APPOINTMENTS AT TVNZ

TVNZ Chief Executive, Rick Ellis today announced the appointment of Lauren James as the new General Manager of Sales. Lauren will replace Jeff Latch, who last week announced his resignation to take up a new role with Sportsworld Media Group.

Currently the General Manager Agency Sales at TVNZ, Lauren will take up her new role on 1 November to ensure a smooth transition with Jeff Latch.

Mr Ellis said that he was delighted to welcome Lauren to his senior executive team and was confident she would maintain TVNZ's market leading position in the increasingly competitive television advertising market.

"With experience within advertising agencies and as TVNZ's head of agency sales, Lauren has a proven track record of success in generating revenue, servicing large advertising agencies and their clients, and delivering on tough goals and objectives.

"In an increasingly challenging financial environment, maintaining and attracting advertising revenue will remain an important focus for TVNZ in the future, and I am confident that Lauren has the credentials to meet the challenge," said Mr Ellis.

Also announced today was the secondment of Peter Moore, General Manager, Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland to TVNZ for a period of eight months leading up to the launch of the charter.

Head of Television, Shaun Brown said that Peter would work closely with Rob Billington and Sue Brewster during this transitional period to establish a comprehensive marketing strategy for the two channels.

"Peter has been managing the TVNZ account with Saatchis for the past three years so has a solid understanding of the challenges that lie ahead," said Mr Brown.

Unrelated to either of these announcements or the restructure of the television business, Mr Brown also announced today that he has regretfully accepted the resignation of Daily News Editor, Robin Gillespie.

"Having led the news team for four years, Robin has demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment and dedication to TV ONE's news coverage.

"Throughout this time, Robin has made a significant contribution to the success of ONE News during an interesting and stimulating period for the news media," said Mr Brown.

For further information please contact TVNZ General Manager Public Affairs on 09-916 7565

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