Stephen Smith

Kaiwhakahaere Matua - Ā-Tihi

Head of Multi Platform

Stephen joined Māori Television in July 2011 as General Manager – Digital. He has worked in the New Zealand media industry for more than 21 years, including several senior roles at Television New Zealand from 1990 to 2005.

During his tenure at TVNZ he was appointed Assistant Chief Executive and Head of Content. He was also General Manager of TV2 and MTV, and spear-headed TVNZ’s digital strategy during his term as Head of Online and Digital. In 2005 Stephen left TVNZ to become General Manager of Media and Entertainment at Vodafone.
Immediately prior to joining Māori Television, Stephen was the Head of Digital at Fairfax Media (NZ).