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ABC boss Michelle Guthrie sacked just halfway through her five-year term

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is SACKED by the board just halfway through her five-year term

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie has been sacked just halfway though her five-year term.

The national broadcaster’s chairman Justin Milne and the board moved against the ABC managing director.

‘In resolving to seek fresh leadership, the board’s foremost consideration was the long term interests of our own people and the millions of Australians who engage in ABC content every week,’ Mr Milne said in a statement to The Australian today.

‘This is driven by our commitment to deliver best possible outcomes for our loyal audience.’  

Ms Guthrie, a 53-year-old former Google executive based in Singapore had replaced Mark Scott in 2015.    

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