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Justin Milne Biography, Wiki, Age, Wife (Anna Cicognani), Children, Net Worth, Education, ABC Scandal, Resigns as ABC Chairman

27th September 2018 Justin Milne forced to resign as ABC Chair

Justin Milne Biography

Justin Milne Bio

Justin Trevor Milne was born on 19th November 1952. He is an Australian businessperson who has been at the helm of 10 different companies. Milne is however mostly renowned as the former Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Corporation having resigned on 27th September 2018. The other positions he currently occupies include; Chairman at NetComm Wireless Ltd. and Chairman of MYOB Group Ltd., Chairman for MYOB Ltd. (a subsidiary of MYOB Group Ltd.).Milne is also on the board of Tabcorp Holdings Ltd., Members Equity Bank Ltd., and NBN Co. Ltd. and Member of Australian Institute of Co. Directors.

Personal details

Justin Milne Age He was born on 19th November 1952 (age 65 years as of 2018)
Justin Milne Occupation Australian businessperson
Justin Milne Wife Anna Cicognani (m.1996-to date)
Justin Milne Children Celso Milne (Son), Sophia Milne and Margherita Milne (Daughters)
Justin Milne Net Worth $ 8.5 Million as of 2018 est.

Justin Milne Background Information

In the past, Justin Trevor Milne occupied the position of Chairman at National Basketball League, President for Internet Industry Association, Group Managing Director-Telstra Media Business at Telstra Corp. Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman for pieNETWORKS Ltd., Chief Executive Officer for Microsoft Network, Chief Executive Officer of OzEmail Ltd. and Deputy Chairman for Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Justin Milne Education

  • Afelaide University – Adelaide, South Australia
  • Flinders University, – Adelaide Class of 1974 – BA Drama
  • St Peter’s College, Adelaide – Class of 1970Adelaide, South Australia

Justin Milne ABC Scandal

Former ABC chairman Justin Milne told former managing director Michelle Guthrie to sack high-profile presenter Emma Alberici following a complaint from then-prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

In an extraordinary intervention that underlines the political pressure on Ms. Guthrie before she was axed on Monday, 24th September 2018. Mr. Milne appeared to acquiesce to government complaints about “bias” by calling for the chief economics correspondent to be fired because she was damaging the public broadcaster’s standing with Coalition MPs.

Staff at the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney on Wednesday, 26th September 2018 unanimously passed a motion calling for Mr. Milne to step down while an independent investigation into his conduct occurred.

Justin Milne Resigns as ABC Chair

The ABC is now without a chair or a managing director after its chairman, Justin Milne, was forced to resign on 27th September 2018 in the face of damaging allegations accusing him of compromising the independence of the public broadcaster.

Mr Milne however, denied there had been any interference by the government in the ABC and said the “interests of the ABC have always been utmost in my mind”.

Justin Milne Personal Information

Justin Milne married Anna Cicognani in 1996. The couple have three children Celso Milne (Son), Sophia Milne and Margherita Milne (Daughters).  Anna Cicognani has over 20 years’ experience in technology and product innovation for businesses in transformation and growth phases. She is the Owner and Founder at Technology Due Diligence.

Sofia Milne (left) and Anna Cicognani in the middle
Sofia Milne (left) and Anna Cicognani in the middle
Justin Milne with Anna Cicognani
Justin Milne with Anna Cicognani

Michelle Guthrie and Justin Milne Four Corners

Four Corners episode (season 57, episode 41) was aired on Monday 12th November 2018 and it featured the ABC  decision to fire managing director Michelle Guthrie.

The current affairs show was able to convince Guthrie to give her first interview since she was removed six weeks ago by securing the co-operation of former chairman Justin Milne, who resigned after parts of a dossier were leaked to the press accusing him of attempting to exercise political interference over the ABC’s journalism.

After Guthrie learned that Milne had agreed to discuss their relationship on air, the former private equity manager decided she needed to give her side of the story too, a source said.


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