Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Scott replaces Balding at ABC

Sydney -- The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has chosen a print executive as its next Managing Director.

Mark Scott comes from being the Editorial Director at the John Fairfax Publications Group.

Scott served in a range of senior roles over the past 10 years, including Editor-in-Chief of Metropolitan, Regional & Community Newspapers, which included The Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, The Age and Sunday Age.

The ABC Board unanimously selected Scott following a national and international search that produced an outstanding field of candidates.

The official ABC announcement on the appointment said that "The ABC is one of Australia's largest and most diverse media organisations and in Mr Scott we have found someone with the media experience and drive necessary to take the ABC confidently into the digital media future.

"The Board was particularly impressed with his combination of editorial experience, management skills developed in one of Australia's oldest and most distinguished media companies and his proven ability to respond to the challenges of a changing media environment.

Mark Scott replaces Russell Balding.

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