Board of Directors
The Screenrights Board is elected by members. Directors serve a three year term. Each year four directors resign and may stand for re-election. The Company Secretary and Chief Operating Officer is Anne Audette.
Originating Producer, Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience. Former Marketing Director, Asia-Pacific, BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Director since 2003. Elected Chairman 2016.
Managing Director of Goalpost Pictures, with credits spanning three decades of award-winning feature films and television. Vice President of Screen Producers Australia, Board Member of the Film Certification Advisory Board.
Director since 2013. Elected Deputy Chairman 2016.
Director, Corporate Strategy & Planning at Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Over 20 years’ experience in the media industry.
Director since 2012.
Geoffrey Atherden AM
Writer and former president of both the Australian Writers’ Guild and Australian Writers’ Foundation, Geoffrey is well known for his multi award-winning television programs including Mother and Son, BabaKiueria and Grass Roots. Geoffrey has also served two terms on the board of Screen NSW, and in 2009 received an Order of Australia.
Director since 2016.
Professor Berehndt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. Chair of the Humanities and Creative Arts panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. Board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tranby Aboriginal College and Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Director since 2017
Education consultant with PhD thesis “Television Content in the 21st Century Classroom”. Over 20 years’ experience producing online education creative media for the television industry (clients include ABC, SBS, Foxtel, National Geographic Channel). Former secondary school teacher and writer of ATOM study guides.
Director since 2014.
Kim Dalton OAM
Producer, distributor and broadcaster with over 40 years’ experience in the screen industry. Former CEO, Australian Film Commission; former Director, ABC Television. Chair, Freeview Australia; Chair, Asian Animation Summit and recipient of Order of Australia medal for service to the Australian film and television industry.
Director since 2015.
John Ford BA, LLB
Media Consultant, Lawyer and Company Director. Clients have included: Telstra Corporation, TVI/Sci-Fi and TVN Channel. Director, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.
Director since 1997.
Chris Oliver-Taylor is the incoming CEO of FremantleMedia Australia & New Zealand. Formerly the Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures and Head of Business and Operations at ABC Television. Chris is a former President and Board member of Screen Producers Australia and will shortly take up a Board position on the Global Board of FremantleMedia.
Director since 2010.
Head of the Legal, Corporate & Policy Group, APRA AMCOS. Management Committee member and Past President of the Copyright Society of Australia.
Director since 2017.
Over 20 years’ experience in the media industry. Former Head of Finance & Administration with BBC Worldwide Australasia. Currently Chief Operating Officer with KJA Engaging Solutions.
Director since 2011.
Director of Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity and Director Creative of Whitireia and WelTec polytechnics. Co-owner of the Gibson Group, Board member of Education New Zealand and previous Board member of SPADA (the NZ Screen Production and Development Association).
Director since 2011.
Alastair McKinnon is the Head of Content Investment and Planning for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation working across all genres including drama, comedy and unscripted and across all platforms.
Alastair started his career as a media lawyer and prior to joining the ABC was the Head of Business Affairs for Australian public broadcaster SBS.
Since commencing at the ABC Alastair has executive produced a number of dramas including Glitch in partnership with NBCU and Netflix and Harrow in partnership with ABC Studios International.
Chief Operating Officer
Head, Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Head of Member Services
Head of Service Design
Chief Information Officer
Head, Product and New Business Development
Member Relations Manager
Public Affairs Advisor
Disbursement Service Manager
International Service Manager