Our Executive Team

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Kevin Kenrick
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is responsible for aligning the TVNZ team to ensure we provide viewers with New Zealands most watched content, however they chose to watch it. This includes delivering opportunities for advertisers to connect with audiences.

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Ciara McGuigan
Chief Financial Officer

Ciara's team look after financial management and reporting, treasury and capital management, compliance and internal audit.

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Cate Slater
Director of Content

Cate and her team deliver and drive the performance of our programmes across TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE and TVNZ OnDemand.

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Kym Niblock
Chief Product & Information Officer

Kym's team covers everything from new product direction and development, to our business systems, technology and operational areas that look after our production, media, and building facilities.

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Paul Yurisich
Head of News and Current Affairs

Paul and his team gather and deliver our News and Current Affairs content online and on-air.

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Jodi O'Donnell
Commercial Director

Jodi's team is responsible for championing our customers and partnering with agencies and advertisers to deliver revenue through our sales and content solutions teams.

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Brent McAnulty
General Counsel & Corporate Affairs Director

Brent leads our Legal and Corporate Affairs team which is responsible for legal compliance, risk management, governance, broadcasting standards, external media and government relations.

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Nicola Simpson
Chief People Officer

Nicola leads our People and Talent team, responsible for attracting and developing the best people - and making sure they have the clarity, focus, capability and working environment they need to deliver for our viewers and customers.

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Jonathan Symons
Marketing Director

Jonathan's area of the business is responsible for championing our viewers, through the consumer focused work of our Marketing, Blacksand, and Research, Data and Insights teams.

Our Board of Directors

Andy Coupe

Chairman • Hamilton

Andy is a professional director who has had more than 30 years’ experience in investment banking. He is a director of Briscoe Group Limited, Kingfish Limited, Barramundi Limited, and Marlin Global Limited. He is also Chair of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel. Andy is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Andy Coupe

Chairman • Hamilton

Andy is a professional director who has had more than 30 years’ experience in investment banking. He is a director of Briscoe Group Limited, Kingfish Limited, Barramundi Limited, and Marlin Global Limited. He is also Chair of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel. Andy is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Andy Coupe Chairman • Hamilton

Andy is a professional director who has had more than 30 years’ experience in investment banking. He is a director of Briscoe Group Limited, Kingfish Limited, Barramundi Limited, and Marlin Global Limited. He is also Chair of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel. Andy is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Kevin Malloy

Deputy Chair • Auckland

Kevin has extensive experience in advertising and marketing in New Zealand, New York, Hong Kong and London. He was with the global media agency Starcom for 29 years, including the role of Global Client Director on both Coca-Cola and P&G. Kevin also held the role of Chair for Australia/New Zealand for Vivaki (the trading arm for Publicis Groupe, who own Starcom and Zenith Optimedia). 

Kevin is currently on the Board of Kiwibank, NZ Cricket, the Halberg Trust, the Graeme Dingle Foundation. He is a Beachheads Advisor for NZTE and has a consulting role working with a number of organisations.

Kevin Malloy

Deputy Chair • Auckland

Kevin has extensive experience in advertising and marketing in New Zealand, New York, Hong Kong and London. He was with the global media agency Starcom for 29 years, including the role of Global Client Director on both Coca-Cola and P&G. Kevin also held the role of Chair for Australia/New Zealand for Vivaki (the trading arm for Publicis Groupe, who own Starcom and Zenith Optimedia). 

Kevin is currently on the Board of Kiwibank, NZ Cricket, the Halberg Trust, the Graeme Dingle Foundation. He is a Beachheads Advisor for NZTE and has a consulting role working with a number of organisations.

Kevin Malloy Deputy Chair • Auckland

Kevin has extensive experience in advertising and marketing in New Zealand, New York, Hong Kong and London. He was with the global media agency Starcom for 29 years, including the role of Global Client Director on both Coca-Cola and P&G. Kevin also held the role of Chair for Australia/New Zealand for Vivaki (the trading arm for Publicis Groupe, who own Starcom and Zenith Optimedia). 

Kevin is currently on the Board of Kiwibank, NZ Cricket, the Halberg Trust, the Graeme Dingle Foundation. He is a Beachheads Advisor for NZTE and has a consulting role working with a number of organisations.

Toko Kapea

Wellington

Toko is a Wellington-based commercial lawyer and director. He’s currently director of Tuia Group Ltd and a partner in Tuia Legal. Tuia Group provides business consulting, commercial law, and economic development services. He’s previously worked for Chapman Tripp, BNZ, Meridian Energy, St George Bank NZ, ANZ and Powershop.  

Toko has developed his governance skills through appointments to a number of Māori Trusts and incorporations including Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation and Ngati Apa Developments Ltd. He is also on the board of Duke Exploration Limited, an Australian ASX listed copper and gold explorer.

Toko Kapea

Wellington

Toko is a Wellington-based commercial lawyer and director. He’s currently director of Tuia Group Ltd and a partner in Tuia Legal. Tuia Group provides business consulting, commercial law, and economic development services. He’s previously worked for Chapman Tripp, BNZ, Meridian Energy, St George Bank NZ, ANZ and Powershop.  

Toko has developed his governance skills through appointments to a number of Māori Trusts and incorporations including Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation and Ngati Apa Developments Ltd. He is also on the board of Duke Exploration Limited, an Australian ASX listed copper and gold explorer.

Toko Kapea Wellington

Toko is a Wellington-based commercial lawyer and director. He’s currently director of Tuia Group Ltd and a partner in Tuia Legal. Tuia Group provides business consulting, commercial law, and economic development services. He’s previously worked for Chapman Tripp, BNZ, Meridian Energy, St George Bank NZ, ANZ and Powershop.  

Toko has developed his governance skills through appointments to a number of Māori Trusts and incorporations including Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation and Ngati Apa Developments Ltd. He is also on the board of Duke Exploration Limited, an Australian ASX listed copper and gold explorer.

Trish Carter

Auckland

Trish Carter has held senior news and current affairs management positions with public and commercial broadcasters. She has worked internationally and in New Zealand radio and television broadcasting for over 30 years. She has expertise in configuring and managing complex media projects and has specialised knowledge in competitive news formats and team management. She is an honorary Trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation and a former UNESCO national commissioner.

Trish Carter

Auckland

Trish Carter has held senior news and current affairs management positions with public and commercial broadcasters. She has worked internationally and in New Zealand radio and television broadcasting for over 30 years. She has expertise in configuring and managing complex media projects and has specialised knowledge in competitive news formats and team management. She is an honorary Trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation and a former UNESCO national commissioner.

Trish Carter Auckland

Trish Carter has held senior news and current affairs management positions with public and commercial broadcasters. She has worked internationally and in New Zealand radio and television broadcasting for over 30 years. She has expertise in configuring and managing complex media projects and has specialised knowledge in competitive news formats and team management. She is an honorary Trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation and a former UNESCO national commissioner.

Keiran Horne

Christchurch

Keiran is a full-time professional director with experience in both the public and private sectors. With over 20 years of experience in accountancy, business rescue and insolvency, she has led countless companies through challenging times. Keiran has particular experience in strategic planning, change management and commercial transactions. She also specialises in strategic risk management and assurance, having chaired numerous Audit and Risk Committees.

Keiran is on the board of New Zealand Lotteries Commission, University of Canterbury, Quayside Holdings Ltd and provides independent audit and risk governance expertise to various Councils. Keiran is a chartered accountant and chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Keiran Horne

Christchurch

Keiran is a full-time professional director with experience in both the public and private sectors. With over 20 years of experience in accountancy, business rescue and insolvency, she has led countless companies through challenging times. Keiran has particular experience in strategic planning, change management and commercial transactions. She also specialises in strategic risk management and assurance, having chaired numerous Audit and Risk Committees.

Keiran is on the board of New Zealand Lotteries Commission, University of Canterbury, Quayside Holdings Ltd and provides independent audit and risk governance expertise to various Councils. Keiran is a chartered accountant and chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Keiran Horne Christchurch

Keiran is a full-time professional director with experience in both the public and private sectors. With over 20 years of experience in accountancy, business rescue and insolvency, she has led countless companies through challenging times. Keiran has particular experience in strategic planning, change management and commercial transactions. She also specialises in strategic risk management and assurance, having chaired numerous Audit and Risk Committees.

Keiran is on the board of New Zealand Lotteries Commission, University of Canterbury, Quayside Holdings Ltd and provides independent audit and risk governance expertise to various Councils. Keiran is a chartered accountant and chartered member of the Institute of Directors.

Meg Matthews

NELSON

Meg is a qualified accountant with more than 20 years’ senior management experience across key business disciplines of finance, human resource management, strategic planning, and marketing. Meg held the position of Head of Marketing (Australasia) for Air New Zealand and then Chief Executive of World of WearableArt.

She started at the national airline in Corporate Finance after beginning her career with Deloitte. A Member of the Institute of Directors, Meg is currently the Chair of Cawthron Institute, Nelson Regional Development Agency, and director of MEVO and the Halberg Foundation. Meg is of Ngāi Tahu descent.

Meg Matthews

NELSON

Meg is a qualified accountant with more than 20 years’ senior management experience across key business disciplines of finance, human resource management, strategic planning, and marketing. Meg held the position of Head of Marketing (Australasia) for Air New Zealand and then Chief Executive of World of WearableArt.

She started at the national airline in Corporate Finance after beginning her career with Deloitte. A Member of the Institute of Directors, Meg is currently the Chair of Cawthron Institute, Nelson Regional Development Agency, and director of MEVO and the Halberg Foundation. Meg is of Ngāi Tahu descent.

Meg Matthews NELSON

Meg is a qualified accountant with more than 20 years’ senior management experience across key business disciplines of finance, human resource management, strategic planning, and marketing. Meg held the position of Head of Marketing (Australasia) for Air New Zealand and then Chief Executive of World of WearableArt.

She started at the national airline in Corporate Finance after beginning her career with Deloitte. A Member of the Institute of Directors, Meg is currently the Chair of Cawthron Institute, Nelson Regional Development Agency, and director of MEVO and the Halberg Foundation. Meg is of Ngāi Tahu descent.

Aliesha Staples

Auckland

Aliesha comes from a 15-year film industry and VR/AR/tech creation background, she is the founder of Staples VR an emerging tech consultancy and development company and the co-founder of Click Studios. Aliesha is a pioneer of new technology and was the first female to win the High-Tech Awards Young Achiever in 2017 and the first person to win the award twice when she also won in 2018.

She was also a finalist in the 2019 New Zealander of the Year awards for innovation. Aliesha is currently the CEO of StaplesVR and working as director who specialises in innovation and digital disruption. 

Aliesha Staples

Auckland

Aliesha comes from a 15-year film industry and VR/AR/tech creation background, she is the founder of Staples VR an emerging tech consultancy and development company and the co-founder of Click Studios. Aliesha is a pioneer of new technology and was the first female to win the High-Tech Awards Young Achiever in 2017 and the first person to win the award twice when she also won in 2018.

She was also a finalist in the 2019 New Zealander of the Year awards for innovation. Aliesha is currently the CEO of StaplesVR and working as director who specialises in innovation and digital disruption. 

Aliesha Staples Auckland

Aliesha comes from a 15-year film industry and VR/AR/tech creation background, she is the founder of Staples VR an emerging tech consultancy and development company and the co-founder of Click Studios. Aliesha is a pioneer of new technology and was the first female to win the High-Tech Awards Young Achiever in 2017 and the first person to win the award twice when she also won in 2018.

She was also a finalist in the 2019 New Zealander of the Year awards for innovation. Aliesha is currently the CEO of StaplesVR and working as director who specialises in innovation and digital disruption. 

Ben Forman

FUTURE DIRECTOR • WELLINGTON

Ben Forman is the co-founder of Wrestler and Wrestler Studios, a creative agency and original content studio telling stories across all digital mediums. As the CEO of Wrestler, Ben's goal is to produce values-led stories that push the collective consciousness further, through the use of creativity and technology. Ben is also passionate about entrepreneurship and personal wellness, sharing regularly through speaking gigs and writing, and also hosting regular CEO retreats to foster a greater culture of wellness amongst NZ's up and coming business community. In 2019 Ben was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia Pacific. Ben sits on the board of TVNZ as a future Director and as an advisor on the board of FTN Electric Motorcycles.

Ben Forman

FUTURE DIRECTOR • WELLINGTON

Ben Forman is the co-founder of Wrestler and Wrestler Studios, a creative agency and original content studio telling stories across all digital mediums. As the CEO of Wrestler, Ben's goal is to produce values-led stories that push the collective consciousness further, through the use of creativity and technology. Ben is also passionate about entrepreneurship and personal wellness, sharing regularly through speaking gigs and writing, and also hosting regular CEO retreats to foster a greater culture of wellness amongst NZ's up and coming business community. In 2019 Ben was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia Pacific. Ben sits on the board of TVNZ as a future Director and as an advisor on the board of FTN Electric Motorcycles.

Ben Forman FUTURE DIRECTOR • WELLINGTON

Ben Forman is the co-founder of Wrestler and Wrestler Studios, a creative agency and original content studio telling stories across all digital mediums. As the CEO of Wrestler, Ben's goal is to produce values-led stories that push the collective consciousness further, through the use of creativity and technology. Ben is also passionate about entrepreneurship and personal wellness, sharing regularly through speaking gigs and writing, and also hosting regular CEO retreats to foster a greater culture of wellness amongst NZ's up and coming business community. In 2019 Ben was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Asia Pacific. Ben sits on the board of TVNZ as a future Director and as an advisor on the board of FTN Electric Motorcycles.