MEDIA RELEASE - ACMA Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Government would like to thank Chris Chapman for his decade long tenure as the
Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Communications and Media
Authority (ACMA) which concludes on 26 February 2016.
time at the helm, the ACMA has shown a strong sense of strategic purpose and a
willingness to adapt its regulatory activities to the challenging and changing
needs of the sector.
Chapman’s leadership, the ACMA has undertaken a number of significant public
programs and initiatives, including the Digital Switchover and Restack
programmes, the implementation of the ‘Do Not Call Register’ and the
introduction of the updated Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code
formation, the ACMA has been faced with the challenge of adapting to an
increasingly sophisticated and rapidly changing communications sector, as well
as the technological change challenging established industry and regulatory
introduction of new services and business models has seen ACMA, as a regulator,
adjust to the evolving communications market. In this time, Mr Chapman has
successfully shouldered the challenging task of ensuring effective regulation,
while maintaining constructive relationships with regulated industry
Government would like to thank Mr Chapman for his years of service and
congratulate him on his new role as President of the International Institute of
Deputy Chair Mr Richard Bean will act as the ACMA Chair while the Government
considers a permanent appointment. While Mr Bean acts in this position, Mr
James Cameron will be appointed to act as Deputy Chair.