Simon Froude appointed new National Archives director-general for five years, replacing David Fricker

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 18 2022 - 7:11am, first published 1:30am
The National Archives, in East Block, one of the landmarks of the parliamentary zone.

The National Archives will have a new director-general from May after the federal government appointed the head of South Australia's state records Simon Froude to the role.


Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on

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