NZME Appoints General Manager Communications
14 March 2019 – NZME has today announced communications manager and former journalist Cliff Joiner has been appointed to the newly
created role of General Manager Communications.
Making the announcement today NZME CEO Michael Boggs said, “NZME is entering an exciting phase and the time is right to
establish this role for the business. Cliff’s extensive journalistic background and his communications experience make
this an ideal appointment to assist with our growth strategy across print, radio and digital initiatives.”
Mr Joiner will leave his current role as External Relations Manager at Bank of New Zealand after Easter to join NZME.
“NZME is the real power house of journalism and entertainment in New Zealand,” said Mr Joiner. “There isn’t a corner of
New Zealand that NZME reporters and radio hosts don’t reach. NZME is also at the forefront of innovation in ensuring
high quality in-depth journalism has a flourishing future in New Zealand,” said Mr Joiner.
NZME Managing Editor Shayne Currie said, “Cliff is extremely well regarded as a journalist amongst our editorial teams
across the NZ Herald, Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and NZME regional newsrooms. It’s great having someone with his skillset
and experience dedicated to ensuring we share our own stories effectively across our business and into the communities
Mr Joiner will team up with Internal Communications Manager Rowena D’Souza at NZME from Monday 29 April. Until then
NZME’s Chief Marketing Officer Katie Mills said all media enquiries should be directed to NZME’s agency - NSPR. “The
team at NSPR have done a great job for us over the years and I’d especially like to thank Kate Barron for her commitment
to NZME,” said Ms Mills.