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Company Overview of Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Company Overview

Australian Broadcasting Corporation primarily provides national television, radio, and digital media services to the broadcasting industry in Australia and internationally. The company operates national radio networks, such as RN, Classic FM, and triple j; Radio Australia, a news and information radio service for the Pacific region; Capital City Local Radio, a digital radio service; Regional Local Radio; and digital radio networks comprising Double J, ABC Jazz, ABC Country, ABC Grandstand, triple j Unearthed, and ABC Extra for special events. It also operates ABC main channel, a television channel; ABC KIDS, a channel for preschoolers, as well as ABC2, a channel for a younger adult; ABC3, a ...

ABC Ultimo Centre

700 Harris Street

Ultimo, NSW 2007


Founded in 1932

4,183 Employees


61 2 8333 1500


61 2 8333 5344

Key Executives for Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Managing Director and Director
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer of ABC International
Age: 57
Chief of Staff and Director of People & Learning
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Key Developments

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced the appointment of Helen Clifton to the new role of Chief Digital and Information Officer. Helen joins the ABC with a wide range of skills and experience from a thirty-year media career across the UK, the Middle East and New Zealand. Since 2007 she has played a crucial role at TVNZ in Auckland as Chief Product and Information Officer where she was responsible for major business transformation and delivering the company's technology projects. The ABC' s Chief Financial Officer, Louise Higgins, will continue acting as Chief Technology Officer until Ms. Clifton joins the ABC in September.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Australian Broadcasting Corporation appointed Justin Milne as chairman. Mr. Milne narrowly beat Sydney lawyer Danny Gilbert in the race to succeed James Spigelman, whose five-year term expires at the end of this month. Mr. Milne’s appointment should be signed off by the government’s Federal Executive Council later this week. Mr. Milne’s media and marketing experience aligns with managing director Michelle Guthrie’s strategy to increase the public broadcaster’s digital media output.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Announces Internal Restructure; Appoints David Anderson as Director of ABC Television; to Reduce Management Positions

Australian Broadcasting Corporation has announced a significant restructure, reducing management positions to create a $50 million content fund and new positions in regional areas. ABC will cut management positions by an average of 20% across the organization. Other positions will go as part of an attempt to reduce duplication in support roles. Up to 200 staff will leave the ABC by June 2017. Fifteen million dollars from the Content Fund will be used to pay for 80 new positions in regional areas, within 18 months. They will be aimed at increasing the ABC's digital and video output from rural and regional Australia. The Content Fund would be established using savings from staff reductions. The company announced that David Anderson has been appointed the new Director of ABC Television. Mr. Anderson previously served as the director of corporate strategy and planning and has been with the organization for 25 years. The ABC will also undergo a major internal restructure, with the number of main divisions cut from 14 to eight.

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