Today in New York on behalf of the Board of Directors of the North American Broadcasters Association the NABA President, Robert Briskman, announced the appointment of Michael McEwen as its Director General.
Briskman noted McEwen’s broadcast experience including a distinguished career with CBC/Radio-Canada both in production and in the executive offices, a long association with NABA as a past Director, President and Secretary General and an innovator in implementing new technologies such as the introduction of Digital HD Television in Canada. “Michael brings to NABA a depth of broadcast experience and understanding of the industry at a time our members are challenged by change in our markets, services, technologies and regulations. We look to him to use that experience and consensus making skills to help our members come to unified positions on the issues of the day and to take actions beneficial to our industry.”
Over the past six years McEwen has been a Director and since 2022 the Chairman of the UK based Media Asset Capital, a consultancy for the industry. In resigning that role and taking up his new duties with NABA, McEwen welcomed “the opportunity and privilege to again work with NABA members in developing broadcast leadership on the major industry questions which members are dealing with both in North America and around the world.”
McEwen will begin his duties on March 26th and have a brief transition period with the retiring Secretary General, John Harding. The Board of Directors thanked John for his professional and tireless work as Secretary General of NABA. They also acknowledged the leadership role he played as Head of the World Broadcasting Unions on behalf of the seven member Unions including NABA. The Board wished him continued success and every good wish in his future endeavours.