Statement from the SBS Board regarding acting arrangements for SBS Managing Director

Tuesday 14 August, 2018


The SBS Board of Directors today announced the appointment of SBS Chief Financial Officer James Taylor to the role of Acting SBS Managing Director.

The announcement follows the decision of Michael Ebeid AM, to step down from the role from 1 October after seven and a half years’ service to SBS, to take up a new Group Executive role with Telstra.

Chairman of the SBS Board of Directors, Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO said the Board had determined to establish acting arrangements to ensure a smooth transition and a handover period between Michael’s departure and appointment of an SBS Managing Director.

James joined SBS six years ago and leads SBS’s Finance, Corporate Strategy, People & Culture, Legal, SBS Media Sales and commercial teams. He has over 18 years’ experience in media and telecommunications across corporate and public sector organisations in Australia and abroad, with expertise in corporate finance, human resources, operational leadership and corporate and digital strategies. His appointment as Acting Managing Director comes into effect from 2 October.

The SBS Board of Directors is responsible for the appointment of the SBS Managing Director and continues the recruitment process for the new Managing Director.