Statement regarding SBS Board appointments

27 February 2017

News Release

The SBS Board and Executive have today welcomed the appointment of Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM as a non-executive director, and George Savvides as a non-executive Director and Deputy Chair of the SBS Board, as announced by the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

SBS Chairman Dr Hass Dellal AO said: “On behalf of the Board and the SBS team, I’d like to congratulate George Savvides and Professor Sally Walker AM on their appointments and welcome them to the SBS Board.

“As SBS continues to evolve and respond to the needs of contemporary multicultural Australia, our new Deputy Chair and Board member will bring valuable insights and professional expertise from different sectors to the Board.

“We look forward to their contributions in steering SBS at a time when the media landscape continues to experience change at a rapid pace, and when SBS’s role in promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Australian society has never been so important,” Dr Dellal added.

Professor Walker AM and Mr Savvides have been appointed by the Australian Government for a period of five years. They join the SBS Board of Directors consisting of recently appointed Chairman Dr Hass Dellal AO, Daryl Karp, Dorothy West, Peeyush Gupta, William Lenehan and Michael Ebeid (Managing Director).