24 October, 2019

New Zealand Media and Entertainment has announced Wendy Palmer is to join the NZME executive team as Chief Radio and Commercial Officer effective November 11.

Formerly MediaWorks Radio CEO, Wendy has spent the past 2 years focussing on her international market research company. Previously, during her 12-year tenure at MediaWorks, Wendy served as Chair of The Radio Bureau and as a board member of the Radio Broadcasters Association.

Wendy joined the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) in January 2018 as the authority’s broadcasting sector representative. As a result of accepting this new role at NZME, Wendy has resigned from her role at the BSA and will complete her duties for the Authority before starting at NZME.

“Wendy is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and most highly regarded broadcast media executives. She has extensive experience leading teams of content creators and revenue drivers with a dedicated focus on growing audiences and delivering results for clients. I’m delighted that Wendy is joining our team,” said NZME CEO Michael Boggs.

Wendy said, “In the process of being appointed to this new role I have come to understand the ambitious plans the NZME board and executive have for the future of the company which is something I am very much looking forward to being part of. With my love for radio and in this time of huge change across the industry, the opportunity to be part of the next phase of NZME’s journey is very exciting. I can’t wait to get started.”