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Hamish Fletcher

Business reporter for the NZ Herald

Handley joins Sky TV board

Derek Handley
Derek Handley

New Zealand entrepreneur Derek Handley has been appointed to the board of Sky Television.

Handley is presently the chief executive of the B Team, an initiative which hopes to create a "brighter vision of capitalism", where businesses look at not only making a profit but also at solving environmental and social issues.

He is also the co-founder and chairman of NZAX-listed Snakk Media, a company which helps companies get their advertising in front of smartphone and tablet computer users.

Handley, in his mid-30s, is perhaps most well known for building up mobile marketing firm The Hyperfactory, which was scooped up by US-based Meredith Corp in 2010 for a sum thought to be over US$20 million.

Sky Television also announced today it had appointed Geraldine McBride to its board.

McBride is chief executive and co-founder of MyWave Holdings and has previously held roles with SAP.

She is also a director of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and won a World Class New Zealand this year.

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