NEWS8 October 2021

TV ratings body OzTam names independent chair

Asia Pacific Media News People

AUSTRALIA – Australian TV measurement organisation OzTam has appointed Mark Buckman as independent chairman, effective 1st November.

Mark Buckman

Buckman (pictured) has previously held executive, advisory and board roles at Accenture Interactive, Foxtel and Telstra.

He succeeds Richard Herring, non-executive chairman of OzTam since 2017, who is stepping down.

Doug Peiffer, chief executive, OzTam, said: “Mark is an experienced executive who understands both the client side of our business and the media and advertising industry’s complex dynamic.

“He offers fresh insight and a wealth of board advisory and directorship expertise as OzTam progressively evolves its all-screen, cross-platform measurement and reporting service, and will support our mission to provide independent, robust, transparent and credible data that reflects actual Australian viewing behaviour and meets client needs.”