ABC innovator retires

On Friday ABC staff gathered to farewell its Director of Innovation Ian Carroll, who has retired due to ill health.

Carroll has been the driving force behind the broadcaster’s innovation division, which developed iView and iPhone and iPad apps, multi-media sites and online opinion site The Drum, several of which have led the broadcasting field.

The former journalist, and husband to Compass presenter Geraldine Doogue, has been with the public broadcaster for three decades.

During this time he helped establish  current affairs show Nationwide, The National, Lateline, 7.30 Report with Kerry O’Brien and develop Four Corners.

He was managing director of Australia Network. He also established two channels for ABC Digital Television.

ABC managing director Mark Scott said his greatest achievement is with people.

“His generosity and way of spotting and developing talent. He is a mentor to many, including me,” he said.

Carroll remains a consultant to the executive.

Source: The Australian

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