With more than 25 years’ experience in advertising and media, Alistair Jamison has joined New Zealand’s radio industry as CEO of the Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA), taking over from Jana Rangooni.
The RBA represents 20 member networks and stations operating on more than 750 commercial radio frequencies and digital platforms. Established in 1971, the RBA exists to represent the interests of the commercial radio industry to its partners and stakeholders.
Jamison said: “I’m really looking forward to joining the RBA and being part of a strong radio and audio industry. Kiwis love radio, with 80% of the population listening and engaging every week across a wide range of platforms. I’m committed to being a strong advocate for the members of the RBA, the industry, for advertisers and for audiences and I look forward to what will be a very new and different challenge.”
A veteran of the advertising and media world, Jamison spent almost three years at advertising behemoth Saatchi & Saatchi before joining Starcam where he became chief executive in 2008. He most recently spent the last 10 years as CEO of Publicis Media.
Outgoing RBA Chair and Mediaworks CEO, Cam Wallace, said Jamison will be a fantastic addition to New Zealand’s radio sector. “Al will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to the industry and with his excellent network of contacts and exceptional knowledge of media and advertising, I’m confident he’ll help us further grow radio audiences and commercial opportunities for advertisers well into the future.”
Meanwhile, outgoing CEO Jana Rangooni has moved into a newly created independent chair role with RBA: “I am excited to have this opportunity to move to the role of independent chair for the RBA. Over the years I have seen the value of good governance in all organisations and I am confident the independent perspective I am able to bring will be valuable to the RBA.”