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7 December 2012: new Director of the Classification Board

7 December 2012: new Director of the Classification Board

Minister for Justice Jason Clare today announced that Ms Lesley O’Brien would be appointed Director of the Classification Board.

Ms O’Brien has been Deputy Director of the Classification Board since January 2011. She will be appointed for a three year term commencing on the 1st of January 2013. The term of the current Director, Mr Donald McDonald AC, expires on the 31st of December 2012.

Ms O’Brien has been a senior executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, most recently as General Manager of ABC Publishing (Books, Magazines and Audio). Prior to this she held various roles in lifestyle magazine publishing, including editor of Australian Good Taste and as a writer and chief sub-editor on titles such as Elle and Cleo. Ms O’Brien has over 25 years’ experience as a journalist and publishing manager in the media industry.

The full media release is available at www.ministerhomeaffairs.gov.au

You can read more about the Classification Board and view the profiles of the current members.

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