Australian Communications and Media Authority Appointments
29 March 2018
Government today announced a number of appointments to the Australian
Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Ms Creina Chapman has been appointed
as Deputy Chair and CEO, Mr Chris Jose and Ms Fiona Cameron have been
appointed as new full-time members and Mr James Cameron has been reappointed as
a full-time member.
Ms Chapman is
currently the Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications at
Southern Cross Austereo. She brings extensive legal experience and a
significant depth of experience from previous senior leadership roles at PBL,
the Nine Network and News Corp. Ms Chapman will commence her five year
term on 11 June 2018.
Mr Jose and
Ms Cameron have been appointed as members for five years and Mr Cameron has
been reappointed as a member for three years.
Mr Jose has
extensive experience in public administration and competition and consumer law,
with a focus on telecommunications. He is currently a consultant on competition
regulation and trade at Herbert Smith Freehills, having been a partner there
for 15 years. He was also the principal regulatory adviser to the Papua New
Guinea Government on major reforms to their information and communications
technology sector. Mr Jose will commence on 1 May 2018.
Ms Cameron is
currently the Chief Operating Officer of Screen Australia. She brings a wealth
of knowledge from her experience in executive roles within the communications
industry, including in commercial radio and television, as a General Manager of
DMG Radio Australia and Director of the Australian Film Television and Radio
School. Ms Cameron will take up her role on 23 July 2018.
Government thanks James Cameron for his significant contribution to the ACMA,
particularly as acting Deputy Chair since February 2016 during a period of
transition for the organisation. Mr Cameron has agreed to continue in this role
until Ms Chapman takes up her appointment. The Government looks forward to his
continued contribution as a member for a further three years given his
extensive public policy and regulatory experience.
appointments will ensure the ACMA can respond effectively to the challenges of
the future communications environment. These appointments implement the
recommendations of the ACMA Review to strengthen the organisation’s governance.
The ACMA is
responsible for the regulation of the broadcasting, telecommunications,
radiocommunications and internet industries in Australia.
information about the ACMA visit: www.acma.gov.au.
Authorised by Senator Mitch Fifield, Liberal Party of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra