Call for expressions of interest for appointment to ABC and SBS boards

25 January, 2011 by IF

Press release from the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, is calling for expressions of interest from individuals who have the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to contribute as non-executive directors on the ABC and SBS boards.


“An appointment round has commenced to address the current vacancy on the SBS board following the retirement of Mr Gerald Stone, as well as other upcoming vacancies on the ABC and SBS boards,” Senator Conroy said.

This appointment round will be conducted under the Australian Government’s merit-based appointments process, which has been used to fill all new vacancies on the boards of the national broadcasters since the Government was elected in 2007.

“The merit-based system has resulted in the appointment of outstanding candidates to the boards of the ABC and SBS,” Senator Conroy said. “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.”

Details for the next appointment round are currently being advertised in the national press. Further information for interested applicants is available from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s website: