The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company has announced that Kim Williams will become the board’s permanent chairman effective January 1, 2018.
Williams has been a Founders Share Company board member since 2016 and currently serves as the interim chairman.
The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as a guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Created in the midst of World War II in 1941, the Trust Principles apply to the entire Thomson Reuters business and are designed to preserve its independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news.
Williams has held a number of executive leadership positions in the arts, entertainment and media industries in Australia and internationally, including chief executive at Foxtel, News Corp Australia, Fox Studios Australia, the Australian Film Commission, Southern Star Entertainment and Musica Viva Australia, as well as a senior executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
He serves on a number of Australian boards including as a Commissioner of the Australian Football League since 2014.