Fairfax New Zealand appoints Managing Director

APPOINTMENT OF SIMON TONG AS MANAGING DIRECTOR, FAIRFAX MEDIA NEW ZEALAND

SYDNEY, 19 July 2013: Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ] has today announced the appointment of Simon Tong as Managing Director of Fairfax Media New Zealand.

Mr Tong starts at Fairfax on 30 September 2013 and will be based in Auckland. He will report to Fairfax Media Chief Executive Officer Greg Hywood and is part of the Executive Leadership Team.

Mr Tong’s 18-year career in the information technology industry has included senior executive roles at Compaq Computer and Hewlett-Packard. He will join Fairfax from Paymark, New Zealand’s leading electronic payments provider, where he has been Chief Executive Officer since February 2006.

In announcing the appointment, Mr Hywood said: “Simon brings deep and relevant experience to Fairfax as we continue to reshape our media business. Simon is a proven leader who has an impressive track-record of achieving business goals. He has played a key role at Paymark in developing mobile payment leadership in the New Zealand market. We welcome him to the Fairfax team.”

Mr Tong said: “I am honoured to be joining such an important and respected organisation. Fairfax is the home of independent journalism for New Zealanders. I can’t wait to start working with the many talented people to pursue new opportunities and develop and grow the business.”


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