TVNZ chair appointment causes conflict of interest concerns

TVNZ chair appointment causes conflict of interest concerns
Some have raised questions about Alastair Carruthers dual roles. (Image: NZME)
Daniel Dunkley
Broadcasting minister Willie Jackson last week hailed the appointment of the experienced Alastair Carruthers as TVNZ chair, but the seemingly low-key board hire has raised concerns about conflicts of interest across New Zealand’s close-knit media industry.Carruthers has become the chair of the new-look TVNZ board while retaining the chairmanship of the NZ Film Commission (NZFC), a role he has occupied since last October. His seat on both boards has sparked fears he could become conflicted or be privy to commercially sensitive informa...

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