Calling all Australians!Fancy sitting on the board of a national broadcaster?
Gaps on the boards of both state broadcaster ABC and SBS have emerged and applications are now open for interested parties, Minister for Communications Senator Stephen Conroy said today.
Applicants must have individuals who have “the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to contribute as non-executive directors on the ABC and SBS boards,” he said.
ABC Board Directors must also have “cultural or other interests relevant to broadcasting services,” accordingto their website.
Current ABC board members include former Chairman of the ASX Maurice Newman AC and Managing Director, Mark Scott.
This follows the retirement of Mr Gerald Stone from SBS, and other upcoming vacancies on both broadcasters boards of directors also need to be filled.
“I encourage all Australians with the interest and ability to contribute to the governance of our national broadcasters to consider applying for a position as a non-executive director.”
Selection will be based on the merit-based system, the statement says.