Posted Sunday 10 Aug 2014
Greenstone TV and owners CJZ announced the appointment of Richard Driver to the position of Managing Director of New Zealand's Greenstone TV. Richard replaces founder and MD John Harris.
" I am enthusiastic and energized by the prospect of working with the team at Greenstone TV. The company has a wealth of experience and a successful track record of producing hit shows for New Zealand & Australian audiences. That drive to create fresh and exciting content for local & international viewers will stand as a key priority for Greenstone TV." -Richard Driver
Richard has over twenty-five years experience across a diverse range of roles in the industry. Starting on-air at TVNZ as the host of its flagship music show 'Radio With Pictures'. He quickly became an adept producer and director which led to the beginning of a successful career as both Managing Director and Executive Producer for New Zealand production companies Maxwell (1995-1997), Screentime NZ (1997-2001) & Visionary (2001-2006) - a company he co-founded in 2001. Richard was responsible for launching the Documentary Channel on New Zealand's Sky digital platform, which he later sold (2010) to the BBC. As a non-fiction content producer he has delivered programmes for New Zealand's TVNZ, TV3, Prime, Maori and C4 channels, Australia's Seven and Ten networks, BBC Worldwide & Ireland's RTE broadcaster. His music, youth and documentary programmes have featured at film & TV festivals in Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand and have received numerous awards and nominations locally and internationally.