Events » Breakfast Briefing with Mark Scott AO

In Conversation with Mark Scott AO, Managing Director - ABC

We’re kicking off the 2016 Breakfast Briefing season on Friday 19 February with a truly exciting guest.

After ten years at the helm of the ABC, Managing Director, Mark Scott AO is uniquely positioned to give us an insight into managing the ABC, its engagement with the production sector and the challenges facing the broadcaster.

Hear from Mark as he reflects on his time as Managing Director, the changes that have occurred within the ABC and his perspective on where opportunities lie for the broadcaster and Australian producers in the years ahead.

Don't miss Mark Scott in conversation with our CEO, Matthew Deaner at Fox Studios Australia.

DATE: Friday 19 February 2016
TIME: 8.00am to 9.30am
VENUE: Stage 5, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park NSW | Note updated venue location

Members: $30 | Non-Members: $45 | Sales for this event have closed

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given for any cancellations made up to 48hrs prior to the Breakfast Briefing, and are subject to a 25% administration fee. Refunds are not given after this period.

Please note: American Express is not accepted.


Since his appointment as Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2006, Mark Scott's leadership has seen the structure and operation of the public broadcaster transformed and its services and reach expanded across traditional broadcasting platforms and into new digital content areas.

As Managing Director he has led the organisation through a period of technological change and reinvestment that has provided new services to audiences such as ABC News 24, iView and the digital re-launch of Double J. Every week almost three quarters of Australians over the age of 18 access ABC content in some form.

Mark’s leadership has ensured the ABC continues its proud tradition of contributing to national culture and debate and adding to our rich storytelling heritage. The ABC continues to be the most trusted source of news for the majority of Australians.

Building on the ABC’s reputation as Australia’s leading digital media innovator, Mark has positioned the organisation as a source for comprehensive digital media services delivering content to its audiences on a device, format and at a time of their choosing.

Before joining the ABC, Mark served twelve years in a variety of editorial and executive positions with Fairfax Media including Editorial Director of Fairfax's newspaper and magazine division and Editor-in-Chief of Metropolitan, Regional and Community newspapers.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, and Master of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Mark Scott completes his terms as ABC Managing Director in April 2016. 

Matthew Deaner is our Executive Director. Matthew sits across all aspects of Screen Producers Australia's advocacy work, industrial negotiations, events and operational issues. He also works closely with our Council to set the strategic direction of the organisation as well as identify and execute new business development opportunities.