Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity
Convergence Review Committee Chair announced
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced that Mr Glen Boreham would chair the Convergence Review Committee.
The Convergence Review, which was announced on 14 December 2010, will involve a comprehensive examination of Australia's communications and media regulation.
Mr Boreham is a former Managing Director of IBM Australia, and he has substantial experience working with government, having served as the inaugural Chair of the Screen Australia Board since June 2008 and as a member of the Government's Information Technology Industry Innovation Council since 2009.
"Mr Boreham brings considerable knowledge and experience in technology and communications. I am confident he will be able to steer the Committee through the many complex issues involved in this Review," Senator Conroy said.
Mr Boreham joins Mr Malcolm Long as members of the three-person Review Committee. The final member will be announced shortly.
Mr Long also brings considerable experience to the Committee. For 10 years he was a part time member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and before that the Australian Broadcasting Authority. He has also been a director of the Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group, a global communications infrastructure provider, and Pan TV Limited, which produced the World Movies subscription TV channel. Mr Long has previously held senior positions the Australian Film Television and Radio School and the London-based International Institute of Communications.
The final Terms of Reference for the Convergence Review were released by Senator Conroy today at the Australian Broadcasting summit and can be viewed at www.dbcde.gov.au/convergence
Date: 2 March 2011
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