James Taylor reappointed as SBS managing director

James Taylor reappointed as SBS managing director

SBS managing director James Taylor has been reappointed to the role for another five years.

Sydney Morning Herald reports the SBS board actually signed off on the appointment in November 2022, but it was not publicly announced.

“Mr Taylor is managing director of SBS and his term is due to conclude in October 2028,” an SBS spokesperson said.

Taylor came to the role in October 2018 following the departure of Michael Ebeid, having served six years total as as Head of Corporate Finance then Chief Finance Officer.

Guardian Australia last week reported the ABC board re-signed David Anderson as managing director in April. An announcement was planned for September, but the news leaked out last week and was hastily confirmed.

A spokesperson for acting Communications Minister Mark Dreyfus said, “The government is focused on supporting the stability and independence of the public broadcasters. We’ve introduced new five-year funding terms and are conducting a review of options to support the independence of both broadcasters.”