Radio executive Ben Latimer will join the ABC on July 31 as Head of Audio Content, overseeing Capital City Networks, Sport, Audio Studios, Audio Strategy, Radio National, Music Networks including triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, ABC Jazz, ABC Country and ABC Classic.
Latimer is the former head of programming for the Nova network, multiple Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) winner and Australian Radio Network (ARN) Program Director of the Year. With 15 years experience in senior leadership roles within the audio industry, Latimer has been at the forefront of shaping content strategies for Nova Entertainment and ARN.
“Being appointed to such a vital role within the national broadcaster is truly an honour and I am acutely aware of the challenges that come with this new responsibility.
“I look forward to leading our exceptional ABC Audio and Radio teams to continue what they do best: creating captivating content that is distinct, high-quality and reflects the essence of Australia.
“While the speed and breadth of changes in the audio landscape are profound, I hold an unwavering optimism for the future and the distinctive role that the ABC will play.”
Latimer is the third high-profile appointment to the Content division this month, following the recruitment of Rachel Okine from Stan as Head of Scripted, and Susie Jones from Netflix, as Head of Factual.