SBS has announced that its current director of commercial affairs, Richard Finlayson, will be appointed chief operating officer as part of a realignment of SBS’s senior executive structure.

Finlayson will take over day-to-day handling of SBS’s operations including technology and distribution, human resources and corporate services, but will continue to have oversight of the company’s commercial operations.

The broadcaster indicated that a more streamlined Executive Committee structure will be put in place with the addition of two separate senior management committees to oversee SBS’s operations and content functions.

“The current management structure has remained unchanged for four years despite much change taking place to SBS’s services and internal operations. This new structure will ensure that SBS is well equipped to manage the demands of our complex operation while not losing sight of the importance of producing and acquiring great content across all platforms,” said SBS managing director Shaun Brown.