ABC Managing Director David Anderson today announced the appointment of Ingrid Silver to the role of ABC General Counsel.
Ingrid joins the ABC with more than 25 years’ experience in the media and law, practised mainly in the UK and Europe. As a digital media, broadcast and communications transaction and regulatory expert, she has developed an impressive range of skills and experiences and is perfectly placed to lead the ABC’s legal team at this important time.
Currently based in London, Ingrid is co-head of Reed Smith’s Film and TV Group within the firm’s global media practice. Reed Smith is a Top 25 global law firm with a long-established top-tier media and entertainment practice whose clients include broadcasters, studios, production companies, streamers, social media platforms, advertisers, talent, and tech companies.
“This is a key role for the ABC and in many ways a unique role in the Australian media landscape,” Mr Anderson said. “Ingrid will bring great depth to the work we do here and is perfectly placed to continue the work done by Connie.
“I am very pleased Ingrid has agreed to join our already impressive legal team.
“I would also like to thank Connie for her outstanding expertise and service and wish her the very best in the next stage of her career.”
Ingrid said she was “thrilled to be returning to Australia to contribute to such an important national institution as the ABC.
“Connie has done an incredible job and leaves behind a high calibre team with whom it will be a privilege to work.”
Ingrid will begin with the ABC in late September.
Jacquie Foord and Grant McAvaney have each been appointed to the position of Associate General Counsel. They will have specific focus on regulatory and editorial matters, respectively and will each act as General Counsel pending Ingrid’s arrival.