Friday, January 20, 2006

ABC chief Balding resigns | ABC News Online

So the boss has made the decision to up and leave a year before his contract runs out to take on a position with the Sydney Airport Corporation. Still, for a guy who was kind of thrown into the job on the back of the hated "Shier" years until "someone better came along" I think he's done a pretty good job.

Favourite Russell Balding moment? Him not showing up to a Senate Estimates commitee meeting and leaving no excuse or apology.

SANTO SANTORO: there a reason why Mr Balding is not here? Did he give you a reason why he's not here?

MURRAY GREEN: Ah, Mr Balding is his own decision-maker. He is not here, and that's all I have to say, Senator.

All the best to you Mr Balding in your new job.

So, the hunt will commence for a new boss. Who would I love to see? Someone with a real grasp of what's happening in the rest of the world when it comes to the media. Not just a TV or Radio person, but someone who can really look across the ABC's platforms and see ways to make it work together.

But then again, I'm kind of biased.

More on this as the "Hunt for the New MD" begins.

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