The Federal Government has made two new appointments to the SBS board, with Vic Alhadeff joining as a non-executive director and Christine Zeitz promoted to deputy chairperson.
Alhadeff spent more than 16 years as the CEO NSW Jewish Board of Deputies before stepping down from his position in May, after which he has served as a part-time consultant with the organisation and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
He is known for spearheading the Keep NSW Safe coalition, which campaigned successfully to have the NSW State Government legislate against incitement to violence on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and various other categories.
A member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Alhadeff is also a former chair of Multicultural NSW and a previous editor of the Australian Jewish News.
Zeitz has been a non-executive director on the SBS Board since May 2018. She is the general manager of the Asia Pacific region for Northrop Grumman Corporation and sits on the board of the Port Adelaide Football Club and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability.
Alhadeff has been appointed for a period of five years and Zeitz has been appointed until the conclusion of her term as a non-executive director, with both roles starting immediately.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said both members brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their new positions.
“I congratulate Mr Alhadeff and Ms Zeitz on their appointments and look forward to seeing the valuable contribution they will make to the SBS Board,” he said.
“They will strengthen the already diverse skills available to SBS’s leadership team, including in areas such as the Asia Pacific and multicultural affairs.”