Lynley Marshall has been appointed CEO of ABC International, overseeing Radio Australia, Australia Network and International Development. Her appointment follows an extensive international search to fill the position after the retirement of Murray Green.

Lynley MarshallManaging Director Mark Scott said: “International broadcasting is a central part of the ABC Charter and with Lynley in this role, we will be well placed to take advantage of new media platforms, expanding Australia’s reach in radio, television, online and mobile. Lynley has the knowledge and experience to identify other opportunities to take existing ABC content into international markets.

Ms Marshall (pictured, above) served as the head of ABC Commercial for five years. She joined the ABC in 2000 as Director of New Media and Digital Services where she was responsible for the integrated delivery of the ABC’s digital content and multi-channel services. Before joining the ABC, Ms Marshall held a number of executive positions in new media, radio and television in New Zealand. She has an Executive MBA from the University of Auckland.

Ms Marshall said: “We have the opportunity now to develop an integrated international media strategy – capitalising on the strengths of the ABC’s television, radio and news services. I’m honoured to be joining the International team at this exciting time as we look to extend the reach and scope of ABC content into international markets.”