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ABC (Australia) News Release: Commercial Reorganization

1 June 2003

ABC Announces New Division

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has announced the establishment of a division which will bring together under the one management structure the two arms of the Enterprises Division (ABC Retail and ABC Consumer Publishing), ABC Content Sales from the Content Rights Management Division and ABC Productions from the Production Resources Division.

This new structure will enable a clearer separation of the Corporation's commercial and editorial activities and a more focused and dedicated approach to business development.

Robyn Watts, currently Director of Content Rights Management, will take leadership of ABC Enterprises.

Grahame Grassby is General Manager ABC Consumer Publishing, and Doug Walker General Manager ABC Retail. John Graham, presently the ABC's NSW State Director, will become General Manager ABC Resource Hire (the former ABC Productions). John brings a strong pre-ABC background in television production and resources to this position. James Cuming will act in the new role of General Manager ABC Content Sales.

For Further Information Please Contact

Rhys Kelly
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
tel +61 2 8333 3491 mbl +61 408 967 197
email kelly.rhys@abc.net.au

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Executive Changes

Helen Thwaites, currently the ABC's Head of Acquisition Business Management, has been appointed to the position Business Affairs Manager Commissioned Content, in Business Affairs.

Kaye Warren, currently Head ABC Content Sales, has been appointed Manager Business Affairs Acquisitions, in Business Affairs.

These appointments coincide with the transfer of Business Affairs (incorporating Acquisition Business Management) into Business Services Division (formerly Finance and Support Services) from Content Rights Management.

Archives and Library Services and Rights Management will also transfer to the Business Services Division from Content Rights Management, following the decision to close the latter division, effective 30 June 2003.

Helen Thwaites and Kaye Warren will report to Jane Rogers who will continue Acting Head of Business Affairs.

Robyn Watts, currently Director of Content Rights Management, will take leadership of ABC Enterprises, a new division which will bring together under the one management structure the two arms of the Enterprises Division (ABC Retail and ABC Consumer Publishing), ABC Content Sales from the Content Rights Management Division and ABC Resource Hire (formerly ABC Productions) from the Production Resources Division.

For Further Information Please Contact

Rhys Kelly
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
tel +61 2 8333 3491 mbl +61 408 967 197
email kelly.rhys@abc.net.au