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New Executive Appointments to Māori Television

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015

New Executive Appointments to Māori Television

Māori Television has today announced the appointment of two new senior executives to the positions of Head of Content (Te Tumuaki Hanga Hōtaka) and Head of Corporate Affairs (Te Tumuaki Ratonga Rangapu).

Rick Osborne has been appointed Head of Corporate Affairs. Mr Osborne brings significant corporate affairs expertise and a strong commercial background working with some of Aotearoa’s most well-known companies including Fonterra, Air New Zealand, Telecom and the Bank of New Zealand. He’s also a former CEO for the Communication Agencies Association of New Zealand. More recently, he was Fletcher Building’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs.

Mike Rehu has been appointed Head of Content. Mr Rehu is an experienced Television Executive and Executive Producer with more than 30 years in broadcast and digital media. This includes roles as the Head of Content Production for Fox International Channels for seven years and a decade with ESPN Star Sports as a Senior Producer and Director. Based in Singapore for the last twenty years, he is a multi-platform expert having worked in a high tech region of Asia.

CEO Paora Maxwell says, “I am delighted that the recruitment process has resulted in the selection of these high calibre candidates."

“Māori TV is going through a phase of re-alignment with a new business model and correspondingly new opportunities. The need for our unique content to be engaging with more New Zealanders on multi-platforms will require consolidating existing relationships as well as working with new partners to deliver on our vision. The appointment of Mike and Rick means that we have the right people in crucial roles to achieve our strategic objectives. It is my pleasure to welcome them both to Maori TV’s senior executive team. “ he says.

Mike Rehu joins Māori TV in early February and Rick Osborne starts his role in mid-February.

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