25 September 2023

Senior Appointments

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Mansfield to UN in Geneva

Sally Mansfield has been appointed Australia’s next Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, where she will also be Australia’s Ambassador for Disarmament.

Ms Mansfield will further serve as Australia’s representative to the Human Rights Council.

Ms Mansfield is Chief People Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and has served overseas at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris and in New Caledonia.

She has also been Assistant Secretary, Staffing Branch and Chief of Protocol at DFAT.

Ms Mansfield replaces John Quinn, who has held the position since 2014.

Tribunal officers reappointed

Ian Molloy has been reappointed as a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) with Nicholas Gaudion reappointed as a member.

Both appointments begin on 11 April and are for five years.

Mr Molloy’s and Mr Gaudion’s initial appointments were in 2013.

New faces at ACMA

A number of appointments have been made to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) which is responsible for regulatingthe broadcasting, telecommunications, radiocommunications and internet industries in Australia.

Creina Chapman has been appointed Deputy Chair and Chief Executive of ACMA, Chris Jose and Fiona Cameron as new full-time members and acting Deputy Chair, James Cameron reappointed as a full-time member.

Ms Chapman is currently Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications at Southern Cross Austereo and will commence her five year term on 11 June 2018.

Mr Jose and Fiona Cameron have been appointed for five years with James Cameron reappointed for three.

Mr Jose will commence his new role on 1 May and Ms Cameron on 23 July.

Groves to Copyright Tribunal

Michelle Groves has been appointed a part-time Member of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for five years commencing 16 April 2018.

Ms Groves is a lawyer and replaces Professor John McMillan

The Copyright Tribunal is hears disputes relating to the fixing of copyright royalties and remuneration payable to collecting societies under licence.

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