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An Extended Boardroom Luncheon with Louise Higgins, Chief Financial Officer of the ABC

Louise Higgins

Chief Financial Officer of the Australian Broadcasting Company

Louise Higgins joined the ABC as Chief Financial Officer in February 2017 as part of the structural transformation announced by the Managing Director in March 2017. Louise oversees a broad operational portfolio including Finance, Property, Legal, Internal Audit, Capital Planning and Governance.  In addition, Louise oversees Corporate Strategy as well as the team enabling the ABC’s Transformation as part of the Investing in Audience Strategy also announced in March 2017. From March to September 2017 Louise was also Acting Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the ABC’s Digital & Broadcast services.

Louise brings to the ABC expertise in Media, as well as broader commercial experience having formally been the Chief Operating Officer for Nova Entertainment overseeing the company’s revenue and content performance. Louise worked previously as an Associate Director with Macquarie Bank, and held a number of senior roles for the BBC in London. 

Louise has also held Non Executive Director positions on both the Visit Victoria Board and Commercial Radio Australia Board.

Louise holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS, is a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant UK, is a fellow with the Australian Institute of Company Director’s, and in 2016 completed the Advance Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Chicago. 

Photography by Gainsborough Studio - Adelaide

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