The SBS board and executive has welcomed the appointment of Dr Bulent Hass Dellal as the SBS chairman, as announced by the Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield.
SBS managing director Michael Ebeid said: “On behalf of the board and the SBS team, I’d like to congratulate Dr Dellal on his appointment, which I have no doubt will be well received by both the employees of SBS, and the communities we serve. He has contributed enormously to SBS during more than six years serving on the board, including as deputy chairman, and has done a tremendous job as acting chair over the last year. I’m delighted that he’s been formally appointed to the role.
“Dr Dellal’s extensive knowledge of multicultural affairs, his many years of experience working with diverse community groups, and his strong connections within communities have been invaluable to SBS. I look forward to working closely with him and the board as SBS continues to deliver distinctive programs and services which help migrants understand Australian culture and values, support indigenous communities, and showcase the benefits of diversity to all Australians, while also continuing to invest in the organisation’s digital future ensuring that SBS is in a great place for the years ahead.”
Dellal has been appointed by the Australian Government as chairman of the SBS board for a period of just over three years, which takes his term up to the statutory limit of 10 years serving on the SBS board. He leads the board of directors which includes Daryl Karp, Dorothy West, Peeyush Gupta, William Lenehan and Ebeid (managing director).