ABC’s David Pendleton resigns as COO

Chief operating officer at the ABC, David Pendleton, has resigned from the national broadcaster after 20 years of service.


Pendleton: “I am confident that I leave the ABC in great shape with its best years ahead”

Joining the ABC as general manager of group audit in 1996, Pendleton later held positions as general manager of financial operations and accounting and head of finance. His career continued with the network as he was appointed as director of finance and support services in 2002, before becoming COO two years later.

Prior to working at the ABC Pendleton held senior positions in the NSW public sector and is currently the director at MediaHub Australia.

Pendleton said: “It has been a privilege and an honour to contribute to Australia’s most respected media organisation. I am proud of my team’s achievements during my time here as we have evolved from an analogue to a digital broadcaster.

“Despite many challenges, we have continued to innovate and provide outstanding service to the Australian public,” he said.

Acknowledging the numerous MD’s, chairs, board directors, colleagues and teams he has worked with, Pendleton said he was leaving the role to focus on new challenges.


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