Network 10 has appointed James Boyce as its head of government and regulatory affairs.
He is currently head of communications and public affairs at Johnson & Johnson Medical, and was the director of government relations and communications at Medicines Australia and was a senior press secretary to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Boyce spent nine years as a broadcast journalist covering national affairs and politics, five of those years at Network 10, leaving in 2011.
Network 10’s chief operating officer Annabelle Herd said: “James knows politics and policy, and is a highly experienced communicator. He also knows 10 and has an obvious passion for TV, media, and great Australian content. In our fast moving and highly disrupted industry there are a lot of throwback rules and regulations that impact our business. James is the perfect person to represent 10 in those debates in Canberra, with our regulators, and across the industry.”
Boyce said: “I’m super excited to be re-joining the 10 family! Free-to-air TV plays such an important role in entertaining us, informing us and reflecting our Aussie culture. You just don’t get that on any other platform and I can’t wait to be its number one cheerleader around the halls of Canberra.”
He begins on August 12.