Appointment of new SBS Board member

The Morrison Government has appointed Mr Nyunggai Warren Stephen Mundine AO as a part-time non-executive Director on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board.

Mr Mundine commences his five-year appointment to the role immediately. His appointment fills a vacancy created with the retirement of Dr Bulent Hass Dellal on 2 June 2020 and the subsequent appointment of an existing non-executive Director, Mr George Savvides AM, to the position of Chair of the SBS Board on 9 July 2020.

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, congratulated Mr Mundine on his appointment to the SBS Board.

“Mr Mundine is a distinguished Australian. He will be a valuable addition to the SBS Board, bringing over 40 years of experience in roles across government, business and the community sector,” Minister Fletcher said.

Mr Mundine is a member of the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yuin people of NSW.

He is Chairman of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and has served as Chairman and Director of the NASIDA Dance College and Foundation.

The Government welcomes the experience Mr Mundine will bring to the SBS Board, including his distinguished service to the community as a leader in Aboriginal affairs and an advocate for enhancing both economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Mr Mundine has extensive media experience as a commentator and presenter. He has also published several books.

The Government has followed the legislated process for making this appointment, including considering the report of the independent nomination panel.

Media contact:

Imre Salusinszky | 0432 535 737 | Imre.Salusinszky@communications.gov.au