Kim Williams announced as new ABC Chair
Kim Williams has been appointed the new ABC Chair,
The former News Limited CEO was nominated by an independent panel to replace Ita Buttrose, whose term ends in March.
Williams has been appointed for five years.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made the announcement, saying Williams is a perfect fit for the role.
“He is as much at home running media companies as he is running arts organisations and, indeed, a former AFL Commissioner, so engaged in sport as well.”
Communications Minister Michelle Rowland acknowledged the tenure of the Buttrose:
“Ms Buttrose is a giant of the media and business worlds. She has shown steady leadership for five years. She’s maintained a strong defence of the ABC’s independence.
“She was the right chair for the right time.”