Monday, July 15, 2024

New NZ On Air board member named

Dr Christina Milligan has been appointed to the Board of NZ On Air for a three-year term.

In a statement announcing her appointment, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) said Dr Milligan brings a wealth of screen industry experience to the position, alongside significant skills in governance and strategic oversight.

As well as her active producing career, she is also a Senior Lecturer in Screen Production at Auckland University of Technology. In her academic career, she researches indigenous screen production, screenwriting studies and media industry studies.

She has previously been a Board member of the New Zealand Film Commission, Script to Screen and Ngā Aho Whakaari (Māori in Screen) and was the Independent Chair of the Covid recovery fund Te Puna Kairangi Production Fund.

Experienced film and entertainment lawyer, John McCay. has also been reappointed to the Board until June 2024.

“I would like to congratulate Christina on her appointment to the NZ On Air Board,” said MCH Associate Deputy Chief Executive, Policy and Sector Performance, Daiman Smith.

“It’s exciting to see Christina’s passion for this industry and this position, which will make her a highly valued member of the Board.

“I would also like to congratulate John on his reappointment, and I am pleased that his vital experience, legal skills and sector knowledge will continue to be available to the Board for another year,” he said.

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