May 19, 2022

National Library of Australia Welcomes New Director-General

From a News Release:

Arts Minister Simon Crean [has] announced the appointment of Mr David Fricker as the new Director-General of the National Archives of Australia.

“I congratulate Mr Fricker on his appointment to the important role of overseeing the National Archives which carries out the valuable work of managing government records,” Mr Crean said.

“Mr Fricker’s management experience in the public and private sectors, as well as his knowledge of government information management and IT background will be of great advantage to the National Archives as it embraces all the opportunities of the digital age to collect, preserve and make accessible Commonwealth records for the benefit of all Australians.”

Mr Fricker is currently the Deputy Director-General of Corporate and Strategy at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). He has successfully guided the organisation through a substantial process of change and transformation and assisted with the new ASIO building project.

Mr Fricker’s appointment is for five years commencing on 1 January 2012.

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