The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has appointed Criena Chapman as its first permanent CEO since Chris Chapman stepped down in 2016.
Chapman brings an abundance of experience to the new role after spending the past two and half years as the head of regulatory affairs and corporate communications at Southern Cross Austereo (SCA).
In this time, Chapman represented SCA on the boards of Commercial Radio Australia, Free TV, Regional Television Audience Measurement and Regional Broadcasting Australia Holdings.
Prior to SCA, Chapman spent five years as News Corp’s corporate affairs manager, was a senior adviser to both Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott, and held senior positions at Woolworths Limited, PBL and the Nine Network.
Chapman will depart SCA on May 18 to begin her five year contract at ACMA on 11 June 2018.
SCA’s chief executive officer, Grant Blackley, said in a media statement: “Creina has been an outstanding executive and has made a significant contribution to SCA and the broader media industry in a number of areas including her concerted effort in the successful negotiation of the Media Reform Bill last year.”
“Creina will leave with our best wishes and support.”
Congratulations Criena Chapman!