A steering committee has been established to deliver the project by preparing reports and making recommendations to the Minister for Communications.
The steering committee will work closely with SBS and will be chaired by Mr Mike Mrdak AO.
Mr Mrdak was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016 for his distinguished service to public administration in transport, logistics and infrastructure investment. Mr Mrdak is currently Executive Chair and CEO (Australia and New Zealand) for NEC Corporation. Previously he was the Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts (2017 – 2019), prior to which he was Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
Mr Mrdak will be joined on the steering committee by the following eminent experts:
- Ms Daryl Karp AM – currently the Director and CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Ms Karp has extensive experience in broadcasting and digital media and was a non-executive Director on the SBS Board from 2011-2021.
- Mr Mark Ramsey – an expert in investment banking, funds management and property development with 21 years of experience at senior levels of Macquarie Group.
- Mr James Taylor – the current Managing Director of SBS and member of the SBS Board.
- Ms Pauline Sullivan - First Assistant Secretary, Online Safety, Media and Platforms Division in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
Learn more about the Steering Committee Members.