New NFSA role for Meagan Loader


Four months on from her ABC departure, music and broadcasting executive Meagan Loader has been appointed Chief Curator at the National Film and Sound Archive (NSFA).

Based in the NFSA’s Sydney office, Loader will head up a team of curators in the ongoing development of the national audiovisual collection.

She will replace retiring Chief Curator Gayle Lake.

Loader spent nearly 14 years with the ABC and was previously Head of Music & Young Audiences at the national broadcaster, where she oversaw radio, podcast and TV content across networks including triple j, Double J, rage, ABC Classic, ABC Country, and ABC Jazz.

She was also the founding director of independent Sydney youth station FBI Radio.

On the NFSA website, CEO Patrick McIntyre says “Megan’s extensive career in executive leadership, program direction and content creation in cross-platform audiovisual environments makes her exceptionally suited to the role.”

“I’m really excited to work with Meagan as the institution continues to adapt to the ever-evolving changes in audiovisual production and consumption driven by digital innovation while maintaining our long-established strengths in analogue and physical preservation.”

Loader says joining the NFSA team is a privilege:

“Contributing to the world-leading work being done to preserve, digitise and make accessible the stories, ideas and always evolving expressions of Australian identity is a great honour, and I can’t wait to get in there.”

‘The NFSA is a truly dynamic cultural leader, and the opportunity to bring my passion for Australian audiences, community-building, culture, music, podcasts, radio, gaming, video, film and TV together in the role of Chief Curator is beyond exciting.’

Loader will start her new NFSA role on May 14.

*Photo credit: NFSA website

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