Current regulation requires that a merit-based selection process is used to appoint non-executive directors to the boards of the ABC and SBS, including their Chairs.

Current regulation requires that a merit-based selection process is used to appoint non-executive directors to the boards of the ABC and SBS, including their Chairs.

An independent Nomination Panel (the panel) advertises vacancies and assesses applications against merit-based selection criteria. The panel provides the Australian Government with a report nominating at least three people for each vacancy. The Australian Government then makes a recommendation to the Governor-General who is responsible for appointing non-executive directors to the ABC and SBS Boards (other than the Managing Directors and the ABC staff-elected director).

Applications for ABC and SBS Board vacancies

On 24 November 2017 the panel invited applications for one vacancy on each of the ABC and SBS Boards. The application period closed on 15 December 2017 and the panel is currently assessing applications.

Future ABC and SBS Board vacancies

Upcoming vacancies on the ABC and SBS Boards will be advertised on the Department’s website as they become available.