Congratulations are due to Mediaworks for¬†appointing Mark Weldon to head their Group as CEO. He replaces Sussan Turner who
left rather suddenly¬†resigned and is exploring other career options.
Weldon has the perfect background for Mediaworks. ¬† Ratings focused, driven, one way¬†people management skills and effortlessly capable of building strong teams to enhance the shareholder value¬†of an organisation.
Weldon has no background in media and the appointment suggests that TV producer director Julie Christie will continue to provide intelligence on the sector.
Such a comment by keyboard grump John Drinnan is particularly unfair.
NZX was the greatest reality soap opera in town under Weldon’s leadership, the casting couch of characters was enormous as disgruntled staff left and new bright eyed disciples were employed. ¬†Indeed Mediaworks currently does not employ anyone on your television or radio with a larger ego than Weldon, even Willie Jackson, Sean Plunket and Duncan Garner combined can’t compete. ¬†The clashes will continue to be ginormous and fill Drinnan’s column with rumours and innuendo for months on end. ¬†¬† Read more »