NZME Appoints Fran O’Sullivan to New Role
NZME has signalled its strong commitment to business news by appointing one of New Zealand’s leading business
commentators, Fran O’Sullivan, into a newly created positon, NZME Editorial Director – Business.
Chief Executive of NZME, Jane Hastings says NZME’s sole aim is to provide the best news, sport and entertainment content
across all platforms and business is the foundation of NZME’s news offering.
“Fran is the definition of quality journalism. Her leadership and respected connection within the business community
will further strengthen NZME’s business content. We are excited to have secured New Zealand’s best to lead business for
O’Sullivan will work across all NZME business brands and platforms including digital, publishing, radio and events. She
will work closely with The New Zealand Herald Business Editor Liam Dann and NZME Radio’s General Manager Talk, Dallas
Gurney together with NZME’s other award-winning journalists and radio hosts.
“I’m thrilled to be joining NZME at this exciting time under the new leadership team,” said O’Sullivan. “I have a
passion for high-quality business journalism and the opportunity to take a hands-on role working collaboratively with
NZME’s talented team across the whole business is too good to miss.”
O’Sullivan launched the influential annual Mood of the Boardroom report and the annual China Business Summit. She is
also a multiple winner of the Westpac Financial Journalism Award and the Qantas Reporter of the Year.
The Herald Editor Shayne Currie described O’Sullivan as one of New Zealand’s most highly respected business journalists
and one of the Herald’s best read.
“Fran and Liam make for a formidable duo – our audiences will be the big winners.”
“Fran brings a first-class track record in business journalism combined with a proven entrepreneurial flair. Fran has
been an expert commentator on Newstalk ZB for a long time now and it’s fantastic we’re able to extend that
O’Sullivan begins her role today.