COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (Selection criteria for the appointment of non-executive Directors) Determination 2013
I, MALCOLM BLIGH TURNBULL, Minister for Communications, acting under subsection 43A(1) of the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991, hereby determine selection criteria for the appointment of a non-executive Director.
Dated 9 December 2013
Minister for Communications
1. Name of Determination
This determination is the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (Selection criteria for the appointment of non-executive Directors) Determination 2013.
This determination commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
In this determination:
SBS means the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation.
non-executive Director has the meaning given by section 3 of the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991.
4. Selection criteria
(1) Candidates must demonstrate substantial experience or knowledge in at least one of the following fields:
(a) the media industry, including broadcasting, digital media and/or digital technologies;
(b) business or financial management;
(c) corporate governance, including managing large and/or complex operations in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors;
(d) cultural industry and/or cultural policy, including its administration;
(e) industrial relations, including an understanding of interests of employees.
(2) Candidates will possess:
a) demonstrated high level leadership and vision, and the ability to articulate a clear direction for an organisation;
b) a commitment to high standards of governance;
c) high-level judgement;
d) the highest standards of professional and personal integrity;
e) an understanding of, or the ability to credibly represent, the communication needs of Australia’s multicultural society, including ethnic, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and
f) an understanding of the media environment, in particular the role of the SBS as a multicultural broadcaster, its Charter and its place within the Australian community.