Andrew Buchanan

Andrew Buchanan

Andrew BuchananAndrew Buchanan has more than 25 years experience in broadcast programming, operations and management, including leadership of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s 58 station radio network as General Manager Local Radio and administration of the ABC’s International Development department with training consultants in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and South Africa. He has special expertise in staff motivation and facilitating corporate change.

1992-97 Management of the output and operation of the ABC’s 58 local radio stations throughout Australia, including nine metropolitan and 49 regional stations, Rural specialist broadcasting and ‘Australia All Over’.

Leadership of 500 decentralised staff around Australia and a budget of $40 million.

Initiated joint venture with Charles Sturt University providing indigenous undergraduates with specialist broadcasting training as part of a cultural heritage studies course. Also:

  • Australian Rural Woman of the Year Award
  • The Royal Flying Doctor Service Appeal
  • Australian Open Garden Scheme
  • Open Farm Scheme
  • Multi-Cultural Fairs
  • Regional Development Awards
  • National Shine on Disability Awards.

Represented the ABC as an official spokesperson at functions, conferences and in the media. This included opening high profile agricultural events, presenting papers on behalf of the ABC Chair and Managing Director, representing the ABC at the Senate Estimates Committee and speaking annually at the National Press Club.