Read our recent profile on Dr Kirstin Ferguson to learn more about her career.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today nominated ABC director, Kirstin Ferguson to take on the role of acting chair following Justin Milne’s resignation yesterday.
“Should the Governor-General accept that recommendation then she [Ferguson] will also be in the position of acting chair of the ABC until such time as a new chair appointment is made through the normal process,” he said.
Ferguson has sat on the board of the ABC since 2015 and has over ten years experience as a director on ASX100 and ASX200 boards.
She also started one of Australia’s most viral social media advocacy campaigns #CelebratingWomen, the story of which was just turned into a book– Women Kind— published by Murdoch.
On ABC Radio Melbourne this morning, PM Morrison sternly urged more ABC directors to resign if “they haven’t done their jobs”.
“I think it is important for the ABC to restore normal transmission as quickly as possible. There are vacancies and appointments to be made, but it is important that the ABC gets back to work,” he said
Ferguson reportedly told an ABC journalist she was “honoured” to be nominated.
“It’s a massive responsibility but I just love the ABC so much, I am just honoured to take it on,” she said.