Appointment of Deputy Chairperson to the ABC Board

Peter Tonagh, a member of the ABC Board, has been appointed Deputy Chairperson for the remainder of his current term through to 12 May 2026.

Mr Tonagh has been a non-executive Director on the ABC Board since 13 May this year.

Throughout his career in the media sector, Mr Tonagh has worked as a Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Foxtel Management Pty Ltd, News Corp Australia and REA Group Limited.

Along with his extensive business background Mr Tonagh has held numerous board positions, including as Member of Council for the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Lead Independent Director of Village Roadshow Limited, and Chairman of Multi-Channel Network Pty Limited.

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said, “I congratulate Mr Tonagh on his new appointment and look forward to seeing the valuable contribution he will continue to make to the ABC Board as Deputy Chairperson. His extensive media and business experience will be a vital resource for the national broadcaster as it navigates the challenges ahead.”

For more information on the ABC Board, visit https://about.abc.net.au/who-we-are/the-abc-board/