ABC has appointed Mark Dando from Fairfax as head of online and mobile – a newly created position.
As head of mobile strategy at Fairfax Media in Sydney, Dando is credited with leading strategy for Sydney Morning Herald and The Age iPhone and iPad services, and launching AirLink, a device that bridged print and mobile.
In his career, he has also worked for NineMSN, British Telecommunications, NEC and Microsoft.
Angela Clark, ABC’s innovation director, to whom Dando will report, commented: “This is a key appointment for our team as we focus on developing new and innovative ways to engage and delight our audience. Markbrings over 17 years of mobile and digital experience to his role, and we’re thrilled to have his expertise on board as we rollout a range of exciting initiatives within the online and mobile area in the coming year.”
Dando added: “I’m excited to be joining ABC Innovation at such a dynamic time in the media and communications industry. Australians have a huge appetite for information and entertainment online, while new tablet and mobile devices are transforming the way we interact and the National Broadband Network will generate enormous creative possibilities for our industry.”
“I’m looking forward to helping enrich the lives of all Australians through the innovative distribution of ABC’s quality news and entertainment content,” he said.