Glen Boreham

Chair Convergence Review, Chair Screen Australia

In 2011 Glen Boreham, former MD of IBM Australia and New Zealand and the Chair of Screen Australia, was appointed by the Federal Government to chair the Convergence Review. Along with two other committee members, Louise McElvogue and Malcolm Long, Glen’s broad remit was to assess and recommend changes for media regulation in Australia. Thirty-one recommendations were delivered to the Government in March 2012.

If you talk to the marketing
department at a television station, or the
CEO, they will say: “Of course we’ll continue
to make that Australian product, it’s part of our
franchise, it’s part of who we are” but the reality is if
you talk to the Board, who are responsible for driving
a shareholder return, they’ll say: “Just explain that to
me again? $150,000 to buy a quality overseas product
or $1.5 million to make an Australian product and the
advertising revenue is roughly the same?” The Australian
product might generate a little more revenue, but not
enough to close that gap. So if you’re in the business
move largely to overseas content. That is not a
situation we want to get ourselves into.

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Perspectives from industry leaders – Interview with Glen Boreham, Chair of the Convergence Review


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