Steering Committee Members

Mike Mrdak AO

Chair—SBS Relocation Feasibility Study Steering Committee

Mike Mrdak AO currently holds a number of senior roles including the Executive Chairperson—NEC Australia & New Zealand and Chair—Airports Development Group Pty Ltd. Mike was the Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts, a position he held from September 2017 to December 2019. He previously held the position of Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development between 2009–2017.

He was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday 2016 honours list for his distinguished service to public administration in transport, logistics and infrastructure investment.

Daryl Karp AM

Member—SBS Relocation Feasibility Study Steering Committee

Ms Daryl Karp has worked as a senior executive in the broadcast and cultural industries for over 20 years. Prior to her appointment as Director and CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum she was the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House from 2013 to 2022. During her time at MoAD she established a strategic direction that focused on 'the spirit of Australian democracy and the power of your voice within it', positioning the museum as a new kind of town square, based on the democratic principles of equality, freedom, justice, representation.

Ms Karp was the Chair of the Canberra Writers Festival between 2021–22 and served as Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors from 2017 to 2021. She has previously held executive roles in broadcast media, independent production houses and the public sector. Previous roles have included CEO and Managing Director of Film Australia, Head of Factual Programs (Television) at the ABC, and Non-Executive Director for SBS. She has also served on the Boards of the Sydney Jewish Museum and the Australian Children's Television Foundation and is a current member of the Yindyamarra Advisory Group.

Mark Ramsey


Member—SBS Relocation Feasibility Study Steering Committee

Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Vecor Technologies, Mr Ramsey worked as a commercial lawyer and litigator for 15 years before joining Macquarie Group Limited in 1997. During his 21 years with Macquarie Group he initiated, advised on and invested in many deals in transport, energy, renewables, communications and other sectors. In his early years at Macquarie, Mark established and was Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Infrastructure Fund (Macquarie's first private equity infrastructure fund) and the High Yield Infrastructure Debt Trust. From 2009 he was Head of Macquarie Capital, Latin America.

James Taylor

Member—SBS Relocation Feasibility Study Steering Committee

James Taylor has 20 years' experience across the media and telecommunications sectors and was appointed Managing Director of SBS in October 2018.

Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Mr Taylor was SBS's Chief Financial Officer for more than 6 years, having joined the organisation as Head of Corporate Finance in June 2012.

Prior to SBS, Mr Taylor 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.