Radio New Zealand has initiated an appointment process to find a replacement for Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief, Peter Cavanagh, when he completes his term later this year.
In making the announcement that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year, Peter Cavanagh emphasised the importance of a smooth transition for the public service broadcaster.
“I have advised the Board that after ten years as CEO of Radio New Zealand, I will not be seeking to renew my contract when it expires in December. I am announcing my decision now to give the Board as much time as possible to find the best person to lead the organisation into the future.
“It has been a great privilege for me to lead a world class public service broadcaster like Radio New Zealand over the past decade, but at the end of the year it will be time for me to move on to other things.
Radio New Zealand Chairman, Richard Griffin, says the Board has initiated a recruitment process to appoint a new CEO and details posted on the Radio New Zealand website indicate that applications will be considered by a sub-committee of the Board.
Peter Cavanagh’s announcement has given the Board a long lead time to identify and appoint the best available person to head our world class public service broadcaster and we are in a very strong position as we commence that process. "
(Source : Radio New Zealand)