Wednesday, 02 October 2019 18:55

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Ian Plaatjies as its new COO.

He joins the SABC from the South African Bureau of Standards where he is the chief digital officer and is expected start working at the public broadcaster in November.

Plaatjies has held the senior executive positions of group chief information officer at SBV and chief operating officer for Absa Group Payments, respectively,” the SABC said in a statement.

Board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini, said, “He has the required expertise, experience and leadership skills to lead in this critical position. Plaatjies will add tremendous value to the executive team headed by group CEO Madoda Mxakwe and joins the SABC at a critical time as the public broadcaster implements its turnaround strategy.”