James Taylor is a strategically-driven leader with more than 19 years’ experience across the media and telecommunications sectors. He was appointed to the role of SBS Managing Director in October 2018 having been with organisation for more than six years as its Chief Financial Officer.
During his time as CFO, James had oversight of the Finance, Corporate Strategy, People and Culture, SBS Media, Legal and Corporate Services teams. He has been central to the ongoing strategic direction, digital innovation and efficient operations of the public broadcaster as it connects with more Australians across four distinctive TV channels, an unrivalled multilingual offering in 68 languages and market leading digital services that reflect the changing needs of audiences. James is a passionate advocate for inclusive working environments and is committed to ensuring SBS’s culture reflects the diversity of perspectives championed across its programming and services.
Prior to SBS, James was Director of Strategy Consulting at Deloitte, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at British Telecom and Director, Corporate Development at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
James Taylor is a Member of the Champions of ChangeNational 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.