Finally, a new chair for Screen Australia
Macquarie Group CEO Nicholas Moore is the new chair of Screen Australia.
The post had been vacant since Glen Boreham’s term expired last June. Deanne Weir had been acting chair.
Attorney-General George Brandis said Moore is a “distinguished Australian with extensive financial and business management credentials. With over twenty years of experience in leadership roles in financial services, infrastructure and the media, he will bring an exceptional set of skills to the Screen Australia board.
“His business success and standing in the global business community will strengthen confidence and investment in a competitive and rapidly changing screen sector. He will help Screen Australia ensure Australian production companies achieve commercial success while continuing to engage audiences both here and abroad.”
Moore has been a member of numerous boards relating to Macquarie’s asset management business including Southern Cross Media Group. He is a director of Macquarie Group and the Centre for Independent Studies, and chair of the University of NSW Business School Advisory Council and the Police Citizens Youth Clubs. His term is for three years.
Screen Producers Australia CEO Matt Deaner welcomed the appointment, stating. “Australian screen production businesses understand the need to be nimble, entrepreneurial and innovative. With an increased focus on international engagement, the sector is looking harder than ever at investment opportunities and business partnerships. It’s timely that Mr Moore will bring his considerable expertise in the corporate sector to his new role.
“On behalf of Screen Producers Australia members, I would also like to thank Screen Australia’s deputy chair Deanne Weir who has been a thoughtful, able and engaged acting chair over the past several months.”
Other board members are Rosemary Blight, Al Clark, Ross Entwistle, Claudia Karvan, Richard Keddie, Matthew Liebmann and Joan Peters.