MEDIA RELEASE - ABC Managing Director Mark Scott AO
29 April 2016
Government thanks Mark Scott for his leadership and service as Managing
Director of the ABC as he completes his last day in office today.
Scott’s time at the helm, the ABC has evolved in a market defined by
rapidly-changing technologies and consumer behaviour.
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.
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.
leading the national broadcaster is a significant achievement.
Government thanks Mr Scott for his service and wishes him all the best for his
Guthrie joined the ABC on 7 April 2016 and will commence as Managing Director
from 2 May 2016.