TVNZ announces resignation of CEO Rick Ellis
18 November 2011
TVNZ Chairman Sir John Anderson today announced the resignation of CEO Rick Ellis, who will be joining Telstra in Australia in January 2012.
Mr Ellis will be leading a new Telstra division called Telstra Digital Media, as Group Managing Director – Digital Media, with responsibility for Telstra’s Sensis, Bigpond, Trading Post and IPTV businesses, and Telstra’s partnership with Foxtel.
Sir John Anderson acknowledged Mr Ellis’s cumulative 10 years of service as TVNZ CEO, during which time TV ONE and TV2 consolidated their leadership position in the New Zealand free-to-air television market, and the company diversified into digital media areas including on-line, pay TV channels, and new digital free-to-air channels.