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David Anderson

ABC Managing Director

ABC Managing Director David Anderson has spent more than 30 years in the broadcast television and media industry prior to becoming Managing Director. David established himself as a creative leader in television production, responsible for commissioning some of the most successful Australian programs across all genres.

David has played a pivotal role in leading its transition the ABC into a modern digital media organisation, providing trusted on-demand content for the changing needs and expectations of audiences.

Prior to his appointment as Managing Director in May 2019, David held the position of Director Entertainment & Specialist. This broad portfolio spans the ABC’s broadcast television networks, including on-demand products and services and all associated websites and apps, along with all ABC radio music networks, podcasts and specialist radio content.

David is also a member of the ABC Board, UTS Vice-Chancellor Advisory Council and was a board member of Freeview Australia until June 2020; and a Board member of Screenrights from 2012 to 2018.

David Anderson


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