Report: Is Ita Buttrose bound for top job at the ABC?

Staff Writer

The search for a new chair of the ABC may be over, with speculation media icon Ita Buttrose has been tapped to take on the job according to multiple reports.

Communications minister Mitch Fifield is expected to submit her name to cabinet this week following a six-month search for Justin Milne’s replacement.

Milne left the public broadcaster following the controversial sacking of managing director Michelle Guthrie.

If Buttrose gets the gig, it may be a bit of a ‘captain’s pick’ from Fifield, with reports Buttrose was not on a short list of candidates compiled by global recruiters Korn Ferry.

If approved by Cabinet, she’d become only the second woman to chair the ABC.

Meanwhile, Guthrie last year launched legal action against the national broadcaster for unfair dismissal.

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Don Draper
26 Feb 2019 - 12:38 am

Geez… so Ita’s experience in strategy and digital transformation is……???

Michelle, lucky you got out of there!

26 Feb 2019 - 12:41 am

That internet thing… it’s gotta go.


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