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NZ On Air Chair appointed

Ministers’ release: 17 April 2012

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has today announced the appointment of Miriam Dean QC as Chair of NZ On Air.

Miriam Dean is the President of the New Zealand Bar Association, Deputy Chair Auckland Council Investments, a director of Crown Fibre Holdings and a trustee of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Previously she has held a number of significant appointments, including a period as Deputy Chair of the Commerce Commission.

“Ms Dean’s background in Crown governance will provide strong leadership for the wider challenges facing media in a time of rapid technological change,” said Mr Foss.

Ms Dean holds degrees from Waikato and Auckland Universities and graduated from Harvard Law School with a master’s degree in law. She was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011

She succeeds Neil Walter who has completed two terms as the NZ On Air Chair.

Updated on 7th October 2019