Jane Wrightson spent 12 years as Chief Executive of Crown agency NZ On Air, which funds Kiwi television, digital media, radio and music. Prior to starting at NZ On Air in 2007, she spent a decade at TVNZ, was New Zealand's first woman Chief Film Censor, and headed both the Broadcasting Standards Authority and screen lobbying group SPADA. Wrightson became the Retirement Commissioner in February 2020.

Our job is to secure a space for the local in a sea of global content ... We want to see the very best New Zealand stories and songs on our screens, and on our airwaves. That’s what gets us up in the morning. Jane Wrightson on organisation NZ On Air