David Anderson is the Managing Director at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and his career in the broadcast television and media industry spans more than 30 years.
A leader in television production who has been responsible for commissioning successful programs across all genres as well as overseeing the corporation’s digital transformation, David Anderson joined the ABC in 1989.
A succession of high-level positions has ensured his familiarity with every aspect of the ABC. David has played a pivotal role in leading its transition from a broadcaster into a modern digital media organisation, providing trusted on-demand content for the changing needs and expectations of audiences.
As Director of Strategy & Planning, David worked to find significant efficiencies and focus more of the ABC’s expenditure on content, products and services for audiences. During his tenure as Director of Digital Network, he led the organisation’s transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and investing in creating personalised and connected digital services.
Immediately before his appointment to his current role, David held the position of Director Entertainment & Specialist. This broad portfolio spans the ABC’s broadcast television networks, including on-demand products and services and all associated websites and apps, along with all ABC radio music networks, podcasts and specialist radio content.
David was a board member of Freeview Australia until June 2020 and has been the ABC’s Managing Director since May 2019.
Champions of Change National 2016 Group
David Anderson is a Member of the Champions of Change National 2016 Group. The group brings together a diverse range of significant Australian employers spanning government, retail, financial services, energy, mining, consumer goods and professional service sectors. Members are committed to lead and deliver change in gender equality, and drive a sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership positions.