Mark Scott took up his appointment as managing director of the ABC in July 2006. Under his leadership, the ABC has dramatically expanded its services and its reach and now operates on an annual budget of over $1 billion. The ABC now provides quality news, information, entertainment and other content across an expanding array of platforms: four television channels; new digital radio channels to complement the four national and 60 local services; an elaborate online operation and customised material for mobile and other new media devices.
Mark Scott was named Media Person of the Year in 2008 and made the Financial Review respected 'Power' list in 2009. Before joining the ABC, Mark Scott held a number of senior executive appointments at Sydney-based media company Fairfax Media. Mark has post-graduate degrees from Sydney and Harvard universities, in government and public administration.