10 October, 2014

NZME. today announced the appointment of Michael Boggs as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Boggs comes to NZME. from TOWER where for the last four years his role has seen him successfully manage the TOWER Groups’ multi-billion dollar assets, take executive accountability for TOWER’s Pacific Island operations and play a leading role in TOWER’s earthquake recovery programme.

Mr. Boggs also played a leading role in the recent group-wide programme that resulted in the sales of TOWER's life insurance, health insurance and investment management businesses, as well as developing stand-alone audited accounts for each.

In March this year Mr. Boggs was named the country's top chief financial officer at the New Zealand CFO Awards.

“My experience is focused on managing large scale and diverse assets to create clear analysis and strategy for growth,” says Boggs. “At TOWER I lead a strategic financial review which culminated in the development of a five year growth strategy. I am looking forward to working with an outstanding team of people at NZME. who are focused on making a difference for customers, staff and shareholders.”

He is due to begin his new role in the New Year.



For further information, contact:         Evie Ashton, NZME. PR +64 21 994 074


Background information:

NZME. executive appointments made to date are: Sandra King, GD Commercial; Carolyn Luey, Group Director (GD) Strategy and Operations; Laura Maxwell-Hansen, GD Digital Media; Richard Harrison, GD eCommerce and New Ventures; Liza McNally, GD Marketing; Dean Buchanan, MD NZME. Radio; Phil Eustace, COO, NZME. Publishing; Dan Blackbourn, GD Property.