Michael Coonan is a media and communications policy and regulatory leader with experience in both government and industry roles.
Michael joined SBS as Head of Regulatory Affairs in August 2017, after nearly five years at Foxtel. In these roles, Michael has worked on a broad range of policy and regulatory issues, including local content regulation, broadcasting privacy, closed captioning, classification, codes of practice, copyright, set top box energy efficiency, spectrum and technical regulations. Prior to Foxtel Michael spent eight years at the Australian Communications and Media Authority, in both broadcasting and telecommunications regulatory areas.
Other areas of interest include:
• Public policy more generally—designing frameworks that help society function effectively
• Writing—distilling complex ideas into simple explanations that inform and persuade
• Visual design—conveying information in an engaging way and displaying things of beauty
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