Industry round table

A historic first - Australia’s media leadership convene diversity, equity and inclusion roundtable

Media Diversity Australia (MDA) on Friday July, 14 held its inaugural industry roundtable in Sydney, bringing together Australia’s media leadership and the Federal Communications Minister to commit to a path to industry-wide improvement around diversity, equity and inclusion. The meeting, which was held at SBS, brought together the CEOs, Managing Directors and other senior representatives from MDA member organisations AAP, the ABC, Private Media Group, News Corp Australia, Nine, SBS, Seven, Ten, The Daily Aus, The Conversation Group and The Guardian, alongside the Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland.

Some notable attendees included Nine’s CEO Mike Sneesby, Ten’s Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer & Head of Paramount, Beverley McGarvey, Seven’s Chief People and Culture Officer Lucinda Gemmell, ABC’s Chief Content Officer, Chris Oliver-Taylor, SBS’s News Director Mandi Wicks and News Corp Australia’s Group Executive, Corporate Affairs, Campbell Reid.