Report on the 2010 Leadership Victoria Oration by Mark Scott, MD of the ABC
26 August 2010 By Leadership
August 25 saw more than 250 guests inspired by the 2010 Oration “On Leadership…” delivered by Mark Scott, Managing Director of the ABC.
Mark was an outstanding addition to the long list of leaders who’ve delivered this annual address for the past 20 years. Mark credited the ABC’s exceptional staff with being the driving force behind the ABC’s success. It was staff who created $100 million of savings required to generate the funds required to create the new ABC24 News Channel and who drive the creation of exceptional content.
Mark inspired guests by showing humility and insight and sharing that, as with so many leaders, he often waits for the ‘imposter police’ to arrive. He touched on the difficulties felt by all ABC staff when a breast cancer cluster was found at the ABC Brisbane studios, an outcome that saw Scott close the studio the following day.
In a story titled, ‘Innovation easier at the ABC than Fairfax, Scott says’, The Australian newspaper’s Amanda Meade reported on Leadership Victoria’s 2010 Oration, drawing on the themes raised by Mark that without the financial imperative to return profits to shareholders, it is easier to innovate at the ABC than in a commercial media outlet: Read the report from The Australian on the Mark Scott Oration
LV is proud to have hosted Oration addresses from the following notable leaders: Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG; Sir Zelman Cowen AK GCMG GCVO KSTJ QC; Imelda Roche AO; Edward de Bono; Patrick Dodson; Hugh Mackay; Dr Jose Ramos-Horta; Noel Pearson; Michael Chaney AO; Michelle Grattan AO; Graeme Samuel AO; Terry Moran AO; Glyn Davis AC; Paul Kelly
Visit Flickr to view all photographs of the 2010 Leadership Victoria Oration