Following the announcement that ABC Chair Ita Buttrose will not seek a second term and to end speculation about the tenure of ABC managing director David Anderson, the ABC Board has confirmed that Anderson has been reappointed for a further five years.
The five year term is effective from 1 July 2023, bringing the full length of his confirmed tenure to July 2028.
David Anderson was appointed to the role in May 2019, following on from his predecessor Michelle Guthrie – who was removed from the job halfway into her own five-year term.
On Tuesday, the public broadcaster confirmed that Ita Buttrose would not be seeking reappointment following the completion of her current term in March 2024.
Speaking about her decision, Buttrose said “I have enjoyed my time at the ABC immensely and am honoured to have chaired such a great Australian institution for five years.
“There have been many memories, some challenges, and I have relished the opportunity to play a role in the ABC’s history. Our 90th celebrations last year remain a high point for me but there are many moments I will always remember. Among those are the many interactions with both ABC staff and our audiences across the country.
“There is still work to be done between now and March next year. Until then, it is business as usual.”
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