Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO appointed Chairperson of SBS Board
14 February 2017
Australian Government has appointed Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO as Chairperson of
the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board for a term of just over three
Dr Hass Dellal
has been a Board member since June 2010 and was appointed Deputy Chair in June
2011. He has acted in the position of Chairperson for the SBS Board since the
vacancy arose and has made a valuable contribution during that time. This
appointment will take Dr Dellal up to the statutory limit of 10 years serving
on the SBS Board.
Dr Dellal has
extensive experience throughout Australia and internationally on multicultural
affairs and has led a number of initiatives for the benefit and development of
the general community.
He serves on a
number of committees that deal with community relations, business, police
relations, second language development, philanthropy, and arts as well as
research for policy development on behalf of Government, community and the
private sector. He is also an Australia Day Ambassador.
In considering this
appointment, the Government followed the selection process for SBS Board
appointments set down in the Special
Broadcasting Service Act 1991 (the Act).
involves consideration of potential candidates by an independent Nomination
Panel for SBS Board Appointments. The Panel nominated Dr Hass Dellal for
appointment as Chairperson in its report and I have accepted this recommendation.
The Government thanks the Nomination Panel for its work.
congratulates Dr Dellal on his appointment and looks forward his ongoing
contribution to the SBS Board.