SCA’s Creina Chapman named Chief Executive at the ACMA

Having spent the past two and a half years at Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) as head of regulatory affairs and corporate communications, Creina Chapman has accepted a position with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as its Chief Executive.

Ms Chapman has represented SCA on the boards of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), Free TV, Regional Television Audience Measurement and Regional Broadcasting Australia Holdings.

She comes to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with a wealth of experience media regulation having spent five years as News Corp’s corporate affairs manager, lobbying on issues ranging from online piracy to freedom of information, privacy, defamation, journalists’ shield law protection and media access to major sporting events.

She has also been a senior adviser to both Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott and has held senior positions at Woolworths Limited, PBL and the Nine Network.

Ms Chapman is the ACMA’s first permanent chief executive since Chris Chapman stepped down in 2016.

She will begin her five-year term at the authority on June 11 and will also serve as deputy chair.