Managing Director / Australian Broadcasting Corporation
David Anderson has over 30 years of experience in the broadcast television and media industry. He is a leader in television production and has been responsible for commissioning successful programs across all genres and in overseeing digital transformation.
Mr Anderson joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 1989 and has been the managing director since May 2019. He has played a pivotal role in leading its transition from a broadcaster into a modern digital media organisation, providing trusted on-demand content for the changing needs and expectations of audiences. As director of strategy & planning, Mr Anderson worked to find significant efficiencies and focus more of the ABC’s expenditure on content, products and services for audiences. As director of digital network, he led the organisation’s transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and investing in creating personalised and connected digital services. As director of entertainment & specialist, he headed the ABC’s broadcast television networks including on-demand products and services, all associated websites and apps, along with all ABC radio music networks, podcasts and specialist radio content.
Mr Anderson was a board member of Freeview Australia from April 2017 to June 2020.