Maurice Newman

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Maurice Newman
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Occupation Chairman
Employer Australian Broadcasting Company
Location Sydney, Australia

Maurice Newman is chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Company.[1] He was appointed to a five-year term as chairman starting in 2007.[2]

Previously, he was the chairman of Australian Securities Exchange, formed in 2006 following the acquisition of the Sydney Futures Exchange by the Australian Stock Exchange.


He became a director of the stock exchange in October 1990 before assuming the chairman role in October 1994. He left the exchange in 2008.[3]

A graduate of Sydney University, the English-born Newman has spent more than 40 years in stockbroking and investment banking, and held a number of high-profile company directorships and government advisory posts. He was chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 2000-2004, and returned to the company as a director in 2006[4].

His financial career saw him become a managing director of Deutsche Bank Australia in 1984, and he served as executive chairman of the bank's country business from 1985-1999, and as a director of Deutsche Bank Asia-Pacific from 1999-2001. He was chairman of Acrux, the Australian pharmaceutical group, from 1999-2003[5].


  1. ABC chairman Maurice Newman supports bourses merger. The Australian.
  2. ABC Board Members. Australian Broadcasting Company.
  3. Say yes to Singapore merger or risk irrelevance. The Australian.
  4. Profile. The Age.
  5. Board Biography. ABC.