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10 April 2012

Kevin Kenrick has been appointed Chief Executive of Television New Zealand.
Board Chairman, Sir John Anderson said today that Mr Kenrick will take up the position in the middle of May.

He said Mr Kenrick is a well known New Zealand business figure who has held a number of significant leadership roles in some of New Zealand's largest companies, including Lion Nathan, Telecom New Zealand, and most recently, House of Travel.

Sir John Anderson said the appointment completed a substantial search that attracted an extremely talented group of applicants. "The strong interest in this position by quality candidates reflects the high regard in which Television New Zealand is held" he said.

Mr Kenrick describes himself as a proud kiwi who has a passion for people, customers and making the most of current and future technologies to enhance the services available to all New Zealanders.

"As New Zealand's leading television and digital media company, TVNZ is in a great position. I'm excited about building on these strong foundations and taking advantage of the new opportunities, like ultra fast broadband, to deliver richer media services to more New Zealanders' said Mr Kenrick.

"The future of TVNZ is all about continuing to deliver the news, information, and the great entertainment that kiwis want to see, all while expanding how this is delivered to every screen, where and when people want to see it.

It is a great privilege to lead one of New Zealand's most recognisable companies at such a dynamic time for the media industry and with so many fantastic opportunities ahead of us, I can't wait to get started" said Mr Kenrick.

Kevin Kenrick joins TVNZ most recently from House of Travel where he was CEO from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that Mr Kenrick held a number of roles with Telecom NZ from 1999 till 2007 including, Sales & Marketing Manager for Xtra, General Manager Marketing, General Manager Mobile; and finally as Chief Operating Officer for the mass market retail business division.

Megan Richards
TVNZ Corporate Affairs
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