NZME announced today three new hires to its senior commercial team.
Andy Taylor has been appointed to the new role of Trading Director. Andy has previously held roles as Trading Director at Carat in London before joining OMD in New Zealand to lead their investment portfolio. His most recent role was the National Investment Director for Publicis in Australia.
Margaret Hawker joins as Agency Team lead - Integration. Hawker has held senior key account and customer relationship roles at Bauer and NZME. She has recently been working at Running With Scissors.
Hayley Braisby has been appointed to the role of Auckland Team Lead. Braisby joins from Warner Brothers, and has a strong TV background from her time at MediaWorks. Additionally, Paige Sundberg continues as Auckland Team Lead, adding to her agency portfolio.
Paul Hancox, Head of Revenue says, “We are delighted to have Andy, Margaret and Hayley joining us. They have very strong media backgrounds and are well regarded across the industry. We have also taken this opportunity to look at how we become a more agile senior team and align our talent more closely to their strengths by vertical.”
Matt Headland, Chief Commercial Officer for NZME says the new roles reflect the commercial strategy of the company.
“With the ever-changing media landscape, it is imperative our commercial team reflects the market. These new roles will allow the team to work more dynamically across NZME’s platforms to deliver the best possible integrated campaigns for our clients. We are actively looking for talent who have significant industry experience; the immense knowledge and skills the new additions bring to our growing commercial leadership team means we can be agile as the market changes, enabling us to continue to deliver for all our clients.”
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 Nielsen CMI Fused Q2 17 – Q1 18 April 2018 AP10+. Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience