Crown entity company

Radio New Zealand Ltd's (RNZ) aim is to provide reliable, independent and freely accessible news and information, and to give expression to New Zealand's National identity and diversity.

RNZ has four radio networks: National Radio, Concert FM, Parliamentary Radio and RNZ International. The public service broadcaster, as an independent Crown entity with public funding, has a mandate to operate in the broad public interest in accordance with the RNZ Charter.

Key Company Information

Entity Form Independent Crown entity
Established 1995
Head Office Wellington
Primary Legislation Crown Entities Act 2004;
Radio New Zealand Charter;
Radio New Zealand Act 1995
Companies Office No 441467 (Companies Office website)

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Dr Jim Mather Chair 14 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2021
Ms Melissa Clark-Reynolds Deputy Chair 1 May 2014 - 30 Apr 2020
Ms Irene Gardiner Director 1 Oct 2019 - 30 Apr 2022
Mr MOD O'Donnell Director 1 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2021
Mr Peter Parussini Director 1 Aug 2019 - 30 Apr 2022
Ms Caren Rangi Director 1 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2022
Mr Bill Francis Director 1 May 2016 - 30 Apr 2022

Key documents

Minister's expectations