Vale Marc Verhoeven

Former radio broadcaster Marc Verhoeven has died after unforseen complications experienced during a routine shoulder operation. Verhoeven became global chief executive of the radio advertising sales and training company NRS Media Asia-Pacific in 2002, after his 20 year radio career where he managed the Breeze in Wellington and worked as an area manager for CanWest radio.


Verhoeven, 50, was also a footballer in the 1980s and 90s, playing second-row for Wanganui Collegiate School and later captaining the Wellington Rugby Union Club.


A statement released by the family says: 

Marc did not regain consciousness after undergoing shoulder reconstruction surgery at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Private Hospital and had been maintained on a life-support system during the week.

As per Marc’s wishes his organs were donated for use by the organ donor program. The family hopes that others may benefit from the tragedy that has befallen Marc.

An outpouring of affection from across the globe has been forthcoming not only from friends and family, but also from Marc’s colleagues at NRS Media, where he was Global CEO, the broader media industry and those who remember him [from his football career].

The Verhoeven family wishes to thank everyone for their support and acknowledgement of a truly beautiful man who played fair ‘on and off the field.’


Marc was not related to the well known Brisbane radio manager Peter Verhoeven.