Communications and the Arts
The ABC is a national (publicly funded) broadcaster, providing news, current affairs and entertainment programming on television, radio and digital services across Australia. The ABC's principle function is to provide content which informs, educates and entertains all Australians, contributes to a sense of national identity and reflects the cultural diversity of the Australian community. The ABC is also required under its charter to provide an international broadcasting service to encourage an awareness of Australian news and attitudes overseas. In addition, the ABC has a role in promoting the performing arts in Australia.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, section 5

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    9

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 July 1983

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Kirstin Ferguson 28 September 2018 11 November 2020
Deputy Chair Dr. Kirstin Ferguson 28 September 2018 11 November 2020
Other Ms. Jane Connors 1 May 2018 30 April 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Joseph Gersh AM 10 May 2018 9 May 2023
Director/Non-Executive Director Mr. Peter Lewis 2 October 2014 1 October 2019
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Donny Walford 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. David Anderson 24 September 2018 Determined by the appointer
Director/Non-Executive Director VACANT    
Director/Non-Executive Director Dr. Vanessa Guthrie 23 February 2017 22 February 2022
Director/Non-Executive Director Ms. Georgina Somerset 23 February 2017 22 February 2022
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