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 the SBS Board Chairperson position

The panel is currently inviting applications for Chairperson on the SBS Board. The successful candidate will have demonstrated high-level leadership and vision as well as a commitment to the highest standards of governance and personal and professional integrity. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the media environment and the SBS Charter. Candidates for the SBS Board must also have an understanding of, or the ability to credibly represent, the communication needs of Australia's multicultural society, including ethnic, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Information about the application process is provided below, including selection criteria for the position and details about the merit-based appointment process for the SBS Board. Applicants must also complete the SBS Board Chairperson application form in order to apply.

The principles of equal opportunity and diversity will apply to this process. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The application period closes at midnight (AEDT) on Sunday, 8 March 2020. 

Future ABC and SBS Board vacancies

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