David Fricker to depart the National Archives of Australia

Friday, 3 September 2021

David Fricker announced this morning that his term as Director-General of the National Archives of Australia will conclude at the end of December this year.

While at the helm of the nation's premier archival institution over the last decade, Mr Fricker has shaped a world-leading digital agency capable of meeting the changing needs and expectations of the community and government.

His transformative work has focused on ensuring government information is captured and kept as an authentic, complete and accessible national resource that holds government to account, upholds human rights and empowers Australia’s knowledge society.

'It has been an honour to lead a national institution that holds such a special place for all Australians and our democracy, and especially to have worked with such a motivated and talented team,' Mr Fricker says.

'I'm proud of everything we have achieved over the last decade and I have great optimism for the future of this organisation.'

Mr Fricker will continue his active involvement in the international archival community, in particular as President of the International Council on Archives, and Vice-Chair of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee.

Available for interview: David Fricker, Director-General National Archives of Australia

Contact information

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Phone: 0417 247 157
Email: media@naa.gov.au

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