Appointment of Jan Müller as National Film and Sound Archive CEO and Board Reappointments
The Turnbull Government welcomes the
appointment of Mr Jan Müller as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the
National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for a four-year term.
Mr Müller is a highly experienced CEO
and leader in the digital heritage and culture sector internationally. Since
2009, Mr Müller has been the CEO of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and
Vision, which comprises one of the largest audio visual collections in Europe
and Chair of the Europeana Foundation since 2015. The Europeana Foundation is
an online collection of over 50 million digitised items from museums,
libraries, archives and collections.
to turning to the cultural sector, Mr Müller had over 20 years working in the
advertising industry including as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Amsterdam and as
a member of the board of the agency in Europe. He was President of the
International Federation of Television Archives from 2012-2016 and is the Chair
of the Dutch Media Literacy program and the Dutch National Coalition for Digital
Preservation and Sustainability.
“Mr Müller is a global leader in film
and media archives and museums and digital culture,” Minister Fifield said.
“His expertise will strengthen NFSA’s digitisation, public engagement and
international and local partnerships.”
Chair of the NFSA, Ms Gabrielle Trainor
AO, said Mr Müller’s appointment heralded an exciting new stage for the NFSA.
“We are in transition from an archive whose visitation and use has been limited
by our physical footprint and outreach effort, to a collection which also can
be accessed for research, education and enjoyment by exponentially more people,
from their devices, online.
“This requires re-invention of our
physical presence and public engagement and a substantial ongoing investment in
digitisation. Jan’s experience will be invaluable in leading us through this
Mr Müller said he was delighted to be
joining the NFSA, an internationally regarded institution, to contribute to the
next phase of its development. “The NFSA has a great history and committed
staff and stakeholders. I welcome the opportunity to help maximise its
relevance to the community it serves and the industries it celebrates,” he
Müller will commence the role in October. Ms Meg Labrum, NFSA Collection
General Manager, will continue as Acting CEO until that time.
The National Film and Sound Archive
collects, preserves and shares Australia’s memory through film, video,
television, stills and recorded sound. The Board of the NFSA is responsible for
the overall performance and strategic direction of the organisation.
addition to Mr Müller’s appointment, the Government has also reappointed two
members to the NFSA Board for three year terms.
Toni Cody is a highly experienced marketing and business consultant with over
20 years’ industry experience in strategic planning and change management. Ms
Cody is also the Chair of the NFSA Board’s Funding and Stakeholder Development
Committee. Her expertise has been invaluable in driving the NFSA’s efforts to
increase own-source funding and strengthen stakeholder relationships with
Peter Rose is a digital media consultant who has held a number of senior
management positions in the film and television industry, most recently as the
Director of Foxtel Movies. Mr Rose is also the Chair of the Board’s Finance
Committee. Mr Rose’s film and television expertise has been critical in
strengthening the NFSA’s innovative work in film and television.
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