New Zealand’s national public service broadcaster, 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.

Peter Cavanagh has announced that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year and 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. In making his announcement Peter Cavanagh noted that Radio New Zealand was one of the most successful public broadcasters anywhere in the world.

The Board has initiated a recruitment process to appoint a new CEO and
details of the appointment process have been posted on the Radio New Zealand website: