The Turnbull Government today announced a number of appointments to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Ms Creina Chapman 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.
The Government thanks James Cameron for his significant contribution to the ACMA, particularly as acting 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. The Government looks forward to his continued contribution as a member for a further three years given his extensive public policy and regulatory experience.
The new appointments will ensure the ACMA can respond effectively to the challenges of the future communications environment. These appointments implement the recommendations of the ACMA Review to strengthen the organisation’s governance.
The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of the broadcasting, telecommunications, radiocommunications and internet industries in Australia.
For more information about the ACMA visit: www.acma.gov.au.
Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell [at] communications.gov.au
Guy Creighton | 0438 815 302 | Guy.Creighton [at] communications.gov.au