Nigel had a distinguished career in broadcasting, in both the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Nigel was Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) from 1998 to 2006, and prior to this he was CEO of Radio New Zealand. In 1996, Nigel was named Radio Broadcaster of the Year for his service to New Zealand’s broadcasting industry; an earlier award in Australia, named him Media Executive of the Year.
Nigel has previously held the positions of CEO at the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Chairman of the Fred Hollows Foundation, Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Walkley Awards for Journalism, Trustee of the Australian Museum, and President of Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters (now CRA). Nigel’s current position is with the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPA) as CEO, as well as being a board member with Special Olympics Australia.
On Australia Day 2010, Nigel was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the Australian radio and television industries, and to the community, particularly eye-health, medical and arts organisations. Nigel’s association began with the AGC in 1998 when his daughter was a member of the choir and he is pleased to now contribute to the ongoing success of ASPA as Chair of the Advisory Board.