Kim Williams Jockeying To Be Next Boss Of The ABC?

Kim Williams Jockeying To Be Next Boss Of The ABC?

Former New Corp and Foxtel CEO Kim Williams is reportedly jockeying to become the next managing director of the ABC when incumbent Mark Scott steps down in 2016.

The Australian is this morning reporting that Williams, who resigned from News Corp in August 2013 amid rumours his digital-let management style had alienated the company’s print diehards, has put himself forward for the position. Williams has kept a rather low media profile since leaving News; however, he did release his memoirs Rules Of Engagement last year.

Williams is presently a commissioner of the AFL and was appointed to the Copyright Agency’s board in January.

Part of the criteria for the new boss is said to be someone who has run a billion-dollar company, however, many inside Aunty are allegedly agitating for the new boss to be female.

“I’ve always been interested in being a contributor in Australia, period,” Williams told The Oz when asked if he has put his name forward for the ABC job before adding: “I wouldn’t confirm or deny anything.”

The ultimate decision will be made by the ABC board. Scott said in a memo to staff announcing his pending retirement: “To ensure a smooth succession and an effective handover next year, the Board will shortly commence the process to select the next Managing Director.  Accordingly, I think now is the appropriate time to confirm to ABC staff my notification to the Board and my timetable for departure.”




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