Fairfax appoints NZ chief operating officer

01:47, Jul 24 2013

Andrew Boyle has been appointed Fairfax Media New Zealand's chief operating officer.

Paymark chief executive Simon Tong was last week named as the company's managing director.

Boyle has been acting managing director and will continue in that role until Tong starts on September 30.

Boyle was previously general manager of Fairfax's southern region, and before that held general management positions at Fairfax in Waikato and at APN-owned Hawke's Bay Today.

He has a sales and marketing background, and has worked in tourism and media companies internationally, including at Tourism New Zealand, the TAB and Independent Newspapers.

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