Dame Julie Christie, of Auckland, DNZM for services to governance and the television industry
Dame Julie Christie was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2007 for her services to film and television.
Dame Julie was founder and CEO of international television production company Touchdown from 1991 until 2013, exporting programmes and licensing intellectual property to 30 countries. She was a member of the organising board of the Rugby World Cup 2011 and has been a member of the New Zealand Rugby Union commercial committee since 2012. She was a Board member of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise from 2009 to 2015 and is a current advisory board member of The New Zealand Story Group, which protects the intellectual property of the Silver Fern and assists exporters to define their New Zealand Story through media assets. Dame Julie is also a current Board member of Mediaworks radio and television and was a member of the New Zealand Flag Consideration Panel.
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