David Anderson is the Acting Managing Director and Director Entertainment & Specialist, expanding his previous role as Director Television to be responsible for all ABC radio music networks (triple j, Double j, Classic FM, Country and Jazz) podcasts and specialist radio content (Radio National) as well as broadcast television networks (ABCTV, ABC Kids, ABC Comedy, ABC ME). This also includes all on-demand products and services (iview, ABC Listen, ABC Kids Listen, ABC Kids), and the relevant network web and apps.

David has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast television and media industry for nearly 30 years, with a long history as television executive and a strong track record in television production and commissioning successful programs across all genres.

Prior to his tenure as Director Television, David was the Director of the ABC’s Digital Network and Strategy & Planning divisions.  in his capacity as Director of Strategy & Planning, David worked to refocus expenditure in the organisation towards audience-focused content, products and services; and as Director of Digital Network, David was afforded the opportunity to lead the organisation’s digital transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and creating a personalised and connected online network.

David also maintains positions on both Screenrights and Freeview Boards.


Acting Managing Director


Meeting Rooms 12 & 13

Fresh from the national broadcaster’s 2019 content launch and in an exclusive delegate-only event, the ABC’s Acting MD, David Anderson will discuss the ABC’s commitment to telling important, diverse and stimulating Australian stories, it’s contribution to the local production sector and outline the ABC’s content direction for the year ahead. *Note: This is an In Conversation session only. Registered media […]

In Conversation