Despite his name appearing almost everywhere (including inCrikey), it’s looking very unlikely that University of Melbourne’s well-connected vice chancellor Glyn Davis is set to be the ABC’s new managing director. Davis just had his term at the University of Melbourne extended by two years, to the end of 2018. The extension comes as something of a surprise to University of Melbourne insiders, who had speculated the professor had more or less finished what he wanted to accomplish at Melbourne University. The Melbourne Model is bedded down, after all, and he’s been there since 2005.

The current managing director, Mark Scott, steps down in the middle of next year. — Myriam Robin

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