Andrew Maiden to replace Petra Buchanan as CEO of ASTRA next year

18 December, 2012 by Staff Writer

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association, Petra Buchanan, has announced she will step down from the role next year.

Andrew Maiden has been appointed to take Buchanan’s place, which she has held for the past three years.


Maiden joins ASTRA after twelve years at Telstra, where he worked in senior public policy and communications roles including Executive Director and Corporate Affairs.

Before this he acted as an advisor, press secretary and chief-of-staff to state and federal political figures including the Minister for Finance and Administration, The Hon John Fahey AC.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead ASTRA and represent an industry that employs more than 6,000 Australians and invests $667 million in Australian content each year,” Maiden said.

Andrew will officially take over the role after the conclusion of the ASTRA Conference, which commences on March, 14 2013.

As CEO, Andrew will join the ASTRA board reporting to chairman The Hon Steve Bracks AC.

ASTRA is the peak industry body for subscription TV in Australia.

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