ABC Managing Director Mark Scott has announced he will leave the public broadcaster next year.
Scott has helmed the ABC since 2006. He was appointed to his second five-year term in 2010 and in an internal email to staff on Monday afternoon, confirmed he would leave his post at the end of that period.
"This note is just to tell you that if you are interested in being the next Managing Director, keep your eye out for an ad in coming months," he wrote.
"Earlier this year I indicated to the [ABC} Board that I was planning to leave the ABC at the end of my second term which is in the middle of 2016."
ABC staffers took to Twitter to wish their boss well.
Our MD @mscott is leaving mid- 2016, will be a decade at the helm of the ABC. Will be strange not seeing him around the corridors...— Kumi Taguchi | 田口久実 (@kumitaguchi) September 14, 2015
. @mscott said his job will be advertised in the paper shortly. If you want it, keep an eye out! I'll be sad to see him go.— Sara Phillips (@ms_sara_p) September 14, 2015
And one Triple J employee had a bit of fun with the announcement.
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BREAKING: Kanye West formally announces Candidacy for Managing Director of the ABC #markscott— Max Quinn (@Maxquinn) September 14, 2015