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 ABC Board Chairperson position

On 7 January 2017 the panel invited applications for the upcoming vacancy of Chairperson on the ABC Board. The application period closed on 27 January 2017 and the panel is currently assessing applications.

Future ABC and SBS Board vacancies

Future ABC and SBS Board vacancies will be publicised on the Department’s website as they arise and include information about the position and application process.

Vacant positions are also advertised in print and digital media.