Paul Thompson: radio head

By David Cohen In Business

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‘This feels pretty big.” Paul Thompson, the bespectacled new chief executive at Radio New Zealand, sounds surprisingly unnerved for someone who has just spent much of the previous half-hour chatting in a quiet precise voice about the qualities he hopes to bring to his latest job. It is also an apt remark for somebody new to the helm of Radio NZ to be making. From left to right, inside the state broadcaster and out, among friends and foes alike, everybody seems to agree the country’s oldest public broadcaster is sorely in need of a shake-up. It is, most of all, however, an obvious ...

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