Former IBM Australia managing director, Glenn Boreham, has been appointed as chair of the Convergence Review Committee by Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy.
According to a statement, Conroy said Boreham has had substantial experience working with Government and would steer the committee through the “complex issues” it faced.
“Mr Boreham brings considerable knowledge and experience in technology and communications,” he said.
During Boreham’s time at IBM, the tech giant launched a global R&D centre in Melbourne, the opening of which was attended by Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and then Victorian Premier, John Brumby.
The Convergence Review Committee is designed to advise the Government on how to regulate old and new media. Its final terms of reference was released on Wednesday.
Its review could include licensing and licence fees, children's and local content obligations, protection of community standards and broadcast classifications, accuracy and impartiality of news reporting, advertising standards, internet content, media ownership and control regulations, and the protection of consumer rights and interests.
Boreham and long-time broadcast board member, Malcolm Long, have been announced as two of the three people on the review committee. Conroy’s statement claimed a third person would be “announced shortly”.