The Pacific Media Network (PMN) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Don Mann.
"Mr Mann was a standout from a quality group of applicants. He is an experienced operational leader. He has strong commercial and Government connections," PMN Chairperson, Tiumalu Peter Fa'afiu said.
"We are very pleased he will continue his leadership journey with PMN, Tiumalu said.
Don Mann is of Tongan and Māori descent and has familial ties to Vava'u, Tonga and affiliated to Ngāti Ruapani and Ngāti Kahungunu.
"He was a standout from a quality group of applicants. He is an experienced operational leader. He has strong commercial and Government connections."
"The Vava'u and Tongan communities should be proud that one of their sons is joining our pan-Pacific entity," Tiumalu added.
Mr Mann comes to PMN from Pacific Cooperation Foundation, where he has been CEO.
He was previously Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development.
Prior to that he was Head of Commercial Partnerships at the NZ Warriors.
He spent many years across a variety of roles within the New Zealand Police.
Mr Mann will officially start on July 1.