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13 Jul 2020

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SSI congratulates new Chair of SBS, George Savvides

Mr Savvides’ appointment, taking over the role made vacant by Bulent Hass Dellal in June, was announced by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher MP on July 9.

Including 30 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand health care sector, Mr Savvides has extensive management and board experience working in government-owned enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.

SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis welcomed the news, saying SBS had an important role in Australian society, supporting economic and civil participation, and striving to inspire all Australians to experience the benefits of social inclusion.

“From working with George on SBS’s Community Advisory Committee I know how passionate he is about the organisation and its purpose,” she said.

“Since being appointed as Deputy Chair in 2017, and most recently as Acting Chair, he has played a key role in ensuring SBS is a contemporary media organisation, serving and celebrating our diverse multicultural society.

“I’m sure that under his leadership SBS will continue its creative and imaginative contribution to Australia’s social, cultural and linguistic identity.

“I look forward to continuing to work with George as he and the Board guide SBS, meeting the needs of multicultural communities and our First Nations people, and helping all Australians explore and celebrate our diversity.”

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