ACMA Appoints New CEO

The Australian Federal Government has announced a number of appointments to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Ms Creina Chapman (pictured) 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.

James Cameron has been in the role of ACMA 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.

“I welcome the appointment of Creina, Chris and Fiona to the ACMA and the reappointment of James,” ACMA Chair Nerida O’Loughlin. “Our new members bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience across the industries with which the ACMA works work, and in broader public policy, legal and regulatory fields. These complement the skills and experience of the existing Authority members.

“I look forward to working with my fellow Authority members to deliver important outcomes for industry and consumers from sectors that increasingly underpin our economy and our social lives.”



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