Government appoints three new members to ACMA

The government has made three appointments to the Australian Communications and Media Authority following a merits-based selection process.

Adam Suckling, former chief executive officer of the Copyright Agency, commences immediately. Samantha Royke, a senior manager of government affairs at Google, begins at the end of August. Carolyn Lingerwood, currently head of privacy at Rio Tinto, joins in October.

Each will take up a full-time position for five years with the regulator, which oversees broadcasting, radio, telecommunications and some online content.

“The Albanese Government is committed to ensuring the Authority has the right mix of skills and experience so that the regulator can fulfil its important functions,” Communications Minister Michelle Rowland said in a statement.

“I am confident Mr Suckling, Ms Yorke and Ms Lidgerwood will help support the ACMA as it confronts complex emerging challenges across telecommunications, broadcasting, and online content.

“I congratulate the appointees and look forward to working with them and the ACMA in coming years.”

Ms Rowland also acknowledged outgoing ACMA members James Cameron and Anita Jacoby.

“I thank Mr Cameron and Ms Jacoby for their contribution to the ACMA over many years and wish them well with their future endeavours”.


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