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Nerida O'Loughlin

Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Nerida O'Loughlin

Nerida O'Loughlin was appointed as Chair of the ACMA on 14 October 2017 for a term of five 5 years.

Prior to joining the ACMA, Ms O'Loughlin was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Communications and the Arts providing policy advice across telecommunications, broadcasting, online content and the arts. Ms O'Loughlin has also been responsible for major projects in the communications portfolio, including leading the Digital Television Switchover Program. Ms O'Loughlin served as interim CEO of the Digital Transformation Agency from 2016 to 2017 and has also held senior positions in the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, predominantly across the technology and cultural sectors.

On 6 April 2019, Ms O’Loughlin was appointed as an Associate Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Also on 10 June 2019 Ms O’Loughlin was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours for ‘outstanding public service through contributions to a more digital Australia and Government’.

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