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Shaun Brown To Leave TVNZ

Tue, 13 Aug 2002

Shaun Brown To Leave TVNZ

Shaun Brown, Head of Television at TVNZ, is to leave the company 31 years after joining it as a junior reporter.

Mr Brown announced today that he had decided not to seek the position of Head of Programmes at TVNZ even though he had been invited to apply for it. His current position is to be discontinued by new CEO, Ian Fraser, as part of a management restructuring. The terms of his departure are consistent with his contract.

"While the two jobs have a lot in common, I recognise under Ian's new leadership, TVNZ is looking to make a fresh start once its legislation is passed by Parliament and the Charter is introduced.

"I am confident that the passion and commitment of staff and management at TVNZ will see the company meet this new challenge with its customary vigour and flair", he said.

Mr Fraser said Mr Brown's decision meant TVNZ was losing not only considerable experience but also someone of dedication and integrity, values that had served TVNZ's interests well since 1972. He said that Shaun Brown had made a huge contribution to television in New Zealand.

Mr Brown worked in News and Current Affairs for TVNZ, the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the BBC as a reporter, presenter and producer. He was appointed Head of News and Current Affairs at TVNZ in 1994, Head of Television One in 1997 and Head of Television in 2001.

Mr Brown said he would be considering his future options during the next few weeks. "I have had some enquiries about my availability for specific roles but I intend to take this opportunity to consider all possibilities before making a decision," he said.

Mr Brown will remain at TVNZ until Friday 16 August, and for a further period of time will be available to offer advice to the company.

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