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David Anderson

ABC Managing Director
Connecting and Uniting All Australians

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

National Press Club of Australia

The ABC Managing Director David Anderson will outline the ABC Five-Year Plan, the strategy to ensure the ABC is more relevant to more communities, building on generations of trust to continue uniting Australians everywhere.

David Anderson was appointed as the ABC’s Managing Director in May 2019 for a five year term.

Prior to his appointment, David served as Director Entertainment & Specialist from February 2018, expanding his previous role as Director Television to be responsible for all ABC radio music networks (triple j, Double j, Classic FM, Country and Jazz) podcasts and specialist radio content (Radio National) as well as broadcast television networks (ABCTV, ABC Kids, ABC Comedy, ABC ME). This also includes all on-demand products and services (iview, ABC Listen, ABC Kids Listen, ABC Kids), and the relevant network web and apps.

David has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast television and media industry for nearly 30 years, with a long history as television executive and a strong track record in television production and commissioning successful programs across all genres.

Prior to his tenure as Director Television, David was the Director of the ABC’s Digital Network and Strategy & Planning divisions.  in his capacity as Director of Strategy & Planning, David worked to refocus expenditure in the organisation towards audience-focused content, products and services; and as Director of Digital Network, David was afforded the opportunity to lead the organisation’s digital transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and creating a personalised and connected online network.

David also maintains positions on both Screenrights and Freeview Boards.

This event will be held under strict COVID-19 protocols and as such is a MEMBER ONLY event.  

The ACT Government has provided the National Press Club an approval for the continuation of our broadcast events subject to conditions.

Broadcast details:
Live on the ABC & Sky News at 12:30pm, Wednesday 08 July 2020.

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