Michelle Guthrie joined the ABC as Managing Director in May 2016.
She has led the national broadcaster in a new strategic direction with a clear focus on maintaining its relevance and delivering great Australian content in a fast-changing, fragmented and increasingly global media market. In March 2017 Guthrie announced a major cultural and structural transformation at the ABC to make it better equipped to meet the challenges of the digital era.
Guthrie brings to the ABC experience and expertise in media management, content development, and a detailed knowledge of both traditional broadcasting and the new digital media landscape. Over the last 25 years she has worked for a range of broadcasting and media organisations in Australia, Europe and Asia, including BSkyB, Star TV and Google.