Michelle Guthrie

Non Executive Director

Catapult, StarHub and Hoppr

Melbourne

Michelle Guthrie is the former ABC Managing Director. She was appointed in May 2016 following an international career as a leading media executive in Australia, the UK and Asia. She brings to the ABC an impressive range of skills, knowledge and leadership across business management and content development. Educated in Sydney, Michelle started her career as a lawyer in the media group at Allen Allen and Hemsley but relocated the 1990s to News International in London where she helped develop global pay TV businesses including BSkyB and developed content streams and business plans for a wide range of channels in Europe and Asia. Michelle helped launch Foxtel in Australia before relocating to Star TV in Hong Kong where she was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2003. She spent several years as an equity adviser and investor based in Hong Kong before being lured to Google Asia in 2011 as Managing Director for Agencies. Michelle Guthrie comes to the role of ABC Managing Director with a unique vision to lead the broadcaster into the next chapter of its history. She has inherited an organisation renowned for innovation and quality content and is perfectly placed to continue its finest traditions as a public broadcaster while leading it into new directions as a digital media company.

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