MEDIA RELEASE - ABC Managing Director Mark Scott AO > Mitch Fifield, Liberal Senator for Victoria


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Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield

MEDIA RELEASE - ABC Managing Director Mark Scott AO

29 April 2016


The Government thanks Mark Scott for his leadership and service as Managing Director of the ABC as he completes his last day in office today.

During Mr Scott’s time at the helm, the ABC has evolved in a market defined by rapidly-changing technologies and consumer behaviour.

Under Mr Scott’s leadership, the ABC has undergone a significant transformation to serve Australian audiences in the digital age, with expansion in its services and reach across a diverse array of platforms, including 4 television channels, 4 national and 56 local radio services, 5 digital-only radio channels and a range of online and mobile services.

Specific initiatives included the creation of ABC3, a digital TV channel for children, ABC News 24, the introduction of iview and the expansion of Australian television drama and online news services.

A decade leading the national broadcaster is a significant achievement.

The Government thanks Mr Scott for his service and wishes him all the best for his future endeavours. 

Ms Michelle Guthrie joined the ABC on 7 April 2016 and will commence as Managing Director from 2 May 2016.