13 Jun 2013

Radio New Zealand chief executive appointed

5:19 pm on 13 June 2013

Fairfax executive Paul Thompson has been appointed as the next chief executive of Radio New Zealand.

Paul Thompson.

Paul Thompson. Photo: FAIRFAX MEDIA

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.