Creina Chapman reappointed as ACMA Deputy Chair

Ms Creina Chapman will continue her tenure as Deputy Chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), following a recommendation by the Australian Government.

Ms Chapman has led the ACMA as Deputy Chair over the last five years. Her reappointment will see her continue to serve in this role for a period of 18 months from 11 June 2023.

With extensive experience across the media, broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, Ms Chapman’s appointment will provide continuity as the ACMA works with the Government and industry to support media regulatory reform, promote effective and innovative spectrum management, and enhance telco consumer safeguards.

It also comes as the Government prepares to undertake public consultation on new powers for the ACMA to combat the spread of harmful misinformation and disinformation online, and the announcement that a SMS ID sender Registry to tackle scams will be funded in the 2023–24 Federal Budget.

The Government congratulates Ms Chapman on her reappointment.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:

“The ACMA plays an essential role in supporting Australians in the ever-evolving media and communications environment.

“Ms Chapman brings a wealth of experience at a pivotal time as the Government works to expand the remit of the ACMA so that the regulator is empowered to help protect Australian citizens and consumers from online misinformation.

“The Government looks forward to continuing to work with Ms Chapman and the ACMA to support the contribution of the communications and media sectors to an inclusive, connected, productive and creative Australia.”