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Our People

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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.

Jill Bryant

Jill Bryant

Originating Producer, Walking with Dinosaurs – The Live Experience. Former Marketing Director, Asia-Pacific, BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Director since 2003. Elected Chairman 2016.

Ben Grant

Ben Grant

Managing Director of Goalpost Pictures, with credits spanning three decades of award-winning feature films and television. Member of the Film Certification Advisory Board. Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ambassador for the Sydney Swans.

Director since 2013. Elected Deputy Chairman 2016.

David Anderson

David Anderson

Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Director Entertainment & Specialist. David has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast television and media industry for nearly 30 years, with a long history as television executive and a strong track record in television production and commissioning successful programs across all genres.

Director since 2012.

Geoffrey Atherden

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.

Larissa Berehndt

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

Anne Chesher

Anne Chesher

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

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

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

Chris Oliver-Taylor

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.

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan Carter

Head of the Legal, Corporate & Policy Group, APRA AMCOS. Management Committee, Copyright Society of Australia; Legal Committee, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers; Steering Committee, Music Rights Australia; and Ethics Committee, Genea Limited.

Director since 2017.

Cathy Service

Cathy Service

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.

Victoria Spackman

Victoria Spackman

Director of Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity. 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

Alastair McKinnon

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.

Alternate Director.

Our People

James Dickinson

James Dickinson

Acting Chief Executive

Anne Audette

Anne Audette

Chief Operating Officer

Maha Ismail

Maha Ismail

Head of Member Services

Emma Madison

Head of Service Design

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch

Chief Information Officer

Marie Foyle

General Counsel

Stefan Saava

Stefan Savva

Head, Product and New Business Development

Annabel Holt

Member Relations Manager

Virginia Gordon

Virginia Gordon

Public Affairs Advisor

Jasmina Matic

Disbursement Service Manager

Gaelle Clark

Gaelle Clark

International Service Manager