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 Finalised
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced Louise McElvogue as the third member of the Convergence Review Committee, which is undertaking a landmark review of Australia’s media and communications regulatory framework.
Ms McElvogue joins the Chair, Mr Glen Boreham, and Mr Malcolm Long, as members of the three-person Review Committee.
Senator Conroy said Ms McElvogue began her career as a print and television journalist for organisations that include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, the BBC and CNN.
"Ms McElvogue has broad experience in both traditional and new media and has worked with leading international broadcasters in both public service and commercial arenas, advising on technology, new media, programming rights and business strategy," Senator Conroy said.
"Her new media expertise was recognised in 2005 through her appointment to the specialist board advising on domain name strategy in the United Kingdom.
"Ms McElvogue is a founding partner of Macleod Media and has extensive experience advising high-profile media companies internationally and in Australia on digital strategies, including BBC Worldwide, ITV and the Discovery Channel.
"I am very pleased to have Ms McElvogue aboard for this very important review of Australia’s communication and media regulations.
"Ms McElvogue is an excellent addition to the team, and I am confident the Committee is well placed for this challenging task," Senator Conroy said.
Further details regarding the Review and Ms McElvogue are available on the Department’s website: www.dbcde.gov.au/convergence.
Date: 21 April 2011
Contact: Suzie Brady 0408 258 457