Aussie MediaWorks Boss Confirmed

As tipped, MediaWorks has announced the appointment of Michael Anderson as CEO, replacing Mark Weldon. He will start on August 29 from Australia where he is currently Chairman of Oztam and oOH! Media and a non-Executive Director of Fairfax Media. Prior to his tenure on Board seven years as CEO of one of Australia’s largest commercial radio groups Austereo (now Southern Cross Austereo) and before that as their Group Director, Sales. MediaWorks statement said Under Michael’s leadership, Austereo’s performance in both revenue and audience grew significantly – in a time of huge change to the industry. Media Works said. See below – earlier stories in Zagzagger on Anderson’s likely  appointment and how MediaWorks problems are in TV, not radio. Earlier this month Australian Hal Crawford started as Chief News Officer at Media Works. The appointment could not have come sooner. The media sector is facing huge upheavals in New Zealand. While acting CEO David Chalmers has kept a steady ship, the company has been left behind due to a lack of leadership to deal with the company’s strategy.



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