FreeTV names new CEO to take over from Julie Flynn

FreeTV Australia has named Brett Savill as its new CEO.



He takes takes over from Julie Flynn who earlier this year announced her intention to step down from the role.

Savill most recently worked as a business consultant after spending eight years at BAI Communications, formerly Broadcast Australia, where he led government relations, and was director of strategy and corporate development.

He also had a spell as chief financial officer.

Free TV chairman Harold Mitchell, said: “We are delighted that Brett will be joining FreeTV as CEO. He brings a depth of experience in the media and technology industries.


“This appointment will strengthen our efforts as we continue to advocate for regulatory relief from the world’s most onerous television licence fees and for fair and certain access to spectrum so we can continue to deliver the free services that the public values so highly.”

He added: “Brett’s track record of commercial, technology, and policy experience will be a valuable addition to our industry on these issues,”

Savill said in a statement it was an “exciting time” to join the free-to-air TV industry.

“I am inspired by the special place that free-to-air television continues to have in Australians’ daily lives and the transformation that is underway – with the increasing investment in Australian content, the multi-channel experience and the innovations in programming,” he said.

“I look forward to working with the industry and I am energised by what the future holds.”

Savill will take up the role on Monday.


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