MARTIN HADLOW, LATELY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and foundation Director of the Centre for Communication and Social Change in the School of Journalism and Communication at The University of Queensland, has been appointed Secretary-General of the Singapore-based Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC).
Mr Hadlow has worked in media development in 40 countries, especially in Asia and the Pacific, and has a career background in journalism, broadcasting, training and media management in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand.
Announcing the appointment, Board chairman Professor Ang Peng Hwa said Mr Hadlow will take over in January, joining the organisation at a critical time.
Prior to his career at the University of Queensland, Mr Hadlow held senior executive roles within UNESCO, including Director of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace at headquarters in Paris, and Regional Communication Adviser in Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.
He has been a member of AMIC for a number of years and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010. He says he is "heartened by the vote of confidence given by the Board and the pledge of support from many of AMIC’s partners and supporters."
Mr Hadlow has also just been appointed to the new firm, Jackson PR Associates, which specialises in communications and public relations in the Australia-PNG-Pacific region.