CONFIRMED. UPDATED AUGUST 30: JULIE CHRISTIE STILL THE BRAIN ON THE MEDIAWORKS BOARD.
An announcement is expected soon that MediaWorks board member Jack Matthews is to be appointed chair of the company. Matthews – who has a strong association with New Zealand media – has long been tipped to take over from chairman Rod McGeoch. The changeover is said to have been waiting for the appointment of Aussie Michael Anderson effective at the end of this month. Before joining the MediaWorks board, Matthews worked for several years in Australia where he is said to have been a friend of Michael Anderson. The chair and chief executive look set to have a good working relationship. Meanwhile, there has been another unnoticed spin of the revolving door at MediaWorks. MediaWorks Chief commercial officer Mark David also ended his job after just
six months. David is said to have had a blunt approach in dealing with that was similar to Mark Weldon’s. David’s role was in overseeing revenue, but who had experience in Britain developing a pay TV distribution platform.