Nerida O’Loughlin has been appointed chairwoman of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, 19 months after the retirement of predecessor Chris Chapman.
The Australian government announced Ms O’Loughlin’s five-year appointment today, citing her extensive policy and regulatory experience within the communications and media sector as a key factor.
The position had been filled by acting chair Richard Bean since February 2016, who had held the deputy seat since 2010. Mr Bean will not continue his involvement with ACMA.
The deputy chair position will continue to be filled by James Cameron until a permanent replacement is found.