Nerida O’Loughlin appointed chair of ACMA

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has appointed Nerida O’Loughlin 18 months after the departure of Chris Chapman.

Chapman departed the company in February last year, after a decade chairing the media watchdog.

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Since then,  ACMA’s former deputy chair, Richard Bean, has been serving as acting chair.

He will be replaced by O’Loughlin, who joins the ACMA most recently from the Digital Transformation Agency, where she was interim CEO.

O’Loughlin brings “extensive policy and regulatory experience” to the role, said a media statement from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield’s office.

“Ms O’Loughlin’s strong skills and experience will enable her to effectively lead the ACMA to ensure it can respond effectively to the challenges of the future communications environment,” the release said. 

“The Government thanks Richard Bean, who has been Deputy Chair since 2010 and has served as Acting Chair since February 2016. Mr Bean has successfully led the ACMA through a sustained period of change. The Government wishes Mr Bean the very best in his future endeavours.

“The Minister also thanks James Cameron who has agreed to continue to act as Deputy Chair, pending permanent filling of that position.”


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