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MediaWorks on the hunt for new group chief executive

Broadcaster MediaWorks is looking for a new group chief executive as Sussan Turner has quit.

MediaWorks spokeswoman Rachel Lorimer says Ms Turner is “taking a break” after 30 years with the company. She says Ms Turner will reassess career opportunities after a brief holiday.

MediaWorks chair Rod McGeoch said Ms Turner had successfully navigated the company through one of its most challenging times.

“We’ve come out the other side with a restored balance sheet and a stellar trading performance across the group this year.”

Ms Turner began her radio career as a cadet journalist in Dunedin in 1984 and rose to become managing director of Radio Otago, a publicly listed company, before she was 30. 

She is seen as the driving force behind the emergence of MediaWorks’ radio brands and was appointed to her current role in 2010.

Ms Turner had been a board member at MediaWorks but stepped down in 2012

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Did a great job

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really....have you seen the balance sheet or at least the product...