Alex Nicholson, MediaWorks

Alex Nicholson, MediaWorks
In-House Leaders 2020

HR and legal director

Alex Nicholson leads both the legal and human resources function within MediaWorks with a depth of expertise and impressive skills across a broad set of responsibilities, to help the multi-platform media company operate in a fiercely competitive and rapidly changing sector.    

This high-energy, dedicated, and astute lawyer has played a pivotal role in implementing a number of significant projects over the past 12 months, including:

  • MediaWorks’ merger with ASX-listed QMS Media's New Zealand out-of-home, digital media and production business       
  • implementing the MediaWorks group financing arrangements
  • leading MediaWorks’ publicly announced project to sell its television business and managing the resulting separation of the TV business from the remaining MediaWorks business units
  • completing the sale and lease back of the MediaWorks TV headquarters and studios     
  • major restructure of the MediaWorks business to address COVID-19’s impact on advertising, including a significant reduction in the number of employees, and the introduction of wage reductions and other cost savings
  • leading the liaison with central government in relation to the support available to independent news media organisations in New Zealand; and     
  • managing a number of legal disputes, including relation to defamation matters. 

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