Dean Buchanan will join The Radio Network (TRN) team as the Chief Content Officer responsible for Audience. This newly developed role will see Buchanan and his wife shift back to Auckland from Sydney, where he has been based for the past 15 years.
Buchanan has over two decades of experience developing content and talent both here and internationally. He was Group Programme Director at DMG Radio Australia responsible for launching the highly successful Nova Network. More recently, Buchanan has established a successful talent management company Plus1 involved in developing the futures of key Australian talent including host of The Voice, Darren McMullen and radio stars, Sami Lukis and Dan DeBuf.
CEO of TRN, Jane Hastings says Buchanan was well worth hunting.
“Not only has he had many international wins, he knows the New Zealand market well. His strengths lie in understanding audiences, getting the best out of people and creative outcomes, it’s a great combination”.
Buchanan says he is looking forward to the challenge ahead and to coming home.
“New Zealand is home and this is the exact role I have been looking for to come back to. TRN, under Jane Hastings leadership is undergoing exciting times, and I am equally excited about playing a key role in its future. Radio’s future has never looked so promising.”