Community Panel member

Appointed August 2011

Now a professional non-executive director and executive coach, most of Nigel’s career has been in television and broadcasting, in the Australian and New Zealand public and private sectors. Nigel, who has held numerous non-executive directorships in not for profit organisations, was a member of the board of the Fred Hollows Foundation from 1997 to 2007 (Chair from 2002) and National Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from October 2006 until October 2010.

While Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) from 1998 until 2006, SBS television and radio audiences grew significantly as did the quantity and quality of Australian (including Indigenous) produced programs on the network.

In Australia, Nigel had a successful commercial radio career in CEO and leadership roles in the Macquarie, Bond Radio and ARN networks. He was Chief Executive Officer of Radio New Zealand from 1991-1995.

Currently Nigel is on the Board of the Greater Sydney Local Land Services, and has previously been Chair of the Advisory Board of The Australian School of Performing Arts and Chairman of Special Olympics Australia.

He and his wife Judi own a small cattle farm in the Southern Highlands of NSW. His daughter Lucy is a teaching musician and singer, she lives in London.