ABC is looking to replace its managing director Mark Scott and several names have been discussed in the process, including Greek-Australian Angelos Frangopoulos, who is currently the CEO of Sky News. The network board is looking to find a replacement as soon as possible, therefore the candidate interviews are expected to take place over the next weeks.
The Sydney Herald reported that the short-listed candidates apart from Frangopoulos are News Corp Australia chief executive Kim Williams, SBS managing director Michael Ebeid, Australian Communications and Media Authority chairman Chris Chapman and media entrepreneur Deanne Weir.
Angelos Frangopoulos was appointed CEO of Sky News Australia in 2000. He has also work as a reporter and producer with the Nine Network and British Sky Broadcasting. During his career he has been part of several boards such as the Walkey Foundation for Journalism.
The ABC network is expected to announce its final decision regarding Scott’s replacement by the end of the year.