Fairfax executive Paul Thompson has been appointed as the next chief executive of Radio New Zealand.
The board of Radio New Zealand announced the appointment on Thursday afternoon.
Paul Thompson is Group Executive Editor of Fairfax Media in New Zealand and is a former award-winning editor of Christchurch's The Press and the Nelson Mail.
The chair of Radio New Zealand, Richard Griffin, says Mr Thompson is a widely respected and experienced media executive with a track record of achievement and successful leadership.
Mr Thompson will take up his new responsibilities with Radio New Zealand later this year and replaces Peter Cavanagh.