James Taylor has more than 20 years’ of experience across the media and telecommunications sectors and has been the Managing Director of multicultural and First Nations public broadcaster, SBS, since October 2018.
Taylor oversees a workforce of 1,800 employees working across television, radio, and digital. During his time as Managing Director, he has overseen the expansion of the organisation’s digital strategy, taking SBS On Demand to over 12 million registered users, and increased investment in innovative multilingual content and services for all Australians, including the more than 5.6 million Australians who speak a language other than English.
He also has also overseen the launch of SBS’s industry-leading Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Strategy, supporting SBS’s position as a best-in-class inclusive employer and as a leader for diverse and inclusive content in the media sector.
Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Taylor was SBS’s Chief Financial Officer for more than six years, having joined the organisation as Head of Corporate Finance in June 2012. During his time as CFO, James had oversight of the Finance, Corporate Strategy, People and Culture, SBS Media, Legal and Corporate Services teams.
Before joining SBS, Taylor was Director of Strategy Consulting at Deloitte, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at British Telecom and Director, Corporate Development at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.