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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 Susan Casali.

Kim Dalton, Director

Kim Dalton OAM

Chair of the Screenrights Board.
Producer, distributor and broadcaster with over 40 years’ experience as a senior executive in the screen industry. Former CEO, Australian Film Commission; former Director, ABC Television; former 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. Elected Chair 2019.
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Georgina Waite

Deputy Chair of the Screenrights Board.
Head of Business Affairs at the ABC, with over 24 years at the national broadcaster in her current role and within the ABC Legal department. Starting out as an Intellectual Property lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Georgina is a former lecturer in Media Law at UTS, lawyer at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, and board member of Metro TV.
Director since 2018. Elected Deputy Chair 2019.

Rachel Antony

NZ Board Director.

CEO of Greenstone TV, Rachel has produced hundreds of hours of content in both NZ and Australia. She was recently one of the group facilitating the creation of NZ’s 2030 Screen Sector Strategy  government; is an active member of WIFT and SPADA; a member of the NZ Institute of Directors; and on the Board of theatre company Nightsong.

Director since 2020. 
Geoffrey Atherden, Director

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.
Jonathan Carter, Director

Jonathan Carter

Authorial (Music) Board Director.
Head of the Legal, Corporate & Policy Group, APRA AMCOS. Legal Committee, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers; Steering Committee, Music Rights Australia; and Ethics Committee, Genea Limited.
Director since 2017.
Anne Chesher, Director

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.

Jub Clerc

Authorial (Screen Director) Board Director.
A Nyul Nyul/ Yawuru woman of the Kimberley regions of W.A, Jub’s film credits include The Circuit 1 & 2, Mad Bastards, Satellite Boy, Jandamarra’s War and Mystery Road Season 1. Jub has written/directed short films including Abbreviation from feature anthology The Turning, has directed two episodes of The Heights, and is on the Board of CinefestOZ.
Director since 2020. 

Sandra Davey

Product coach and digital product leader with Organa practising across telco/broadband, IoT, cross-platform content, interactive TV, sport, libraries and consumer advocacy. Former Chair of CHOICE, and current Board member of .au Domain Administration and Editorial Board member of the Business Agility Institute.
Director since 2020. 

Chris Gardoll

Over 45 years’ experience in professional accounting and business as a senior executive. Formerly an audit partner with KPMG specialising in consumer products, distribution and copyright. Previous roles included CFO and Company Secretary with publicly listed company API, CFO with APRA|AMCOS and COO with Screenrights.
Director since 2020.
Ben Grant, Director

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.
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Karina Holden

Executive Producer, Writer and Director with 25 years’ experience in documentary and factual film making for global networks. Member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy). Recognised by the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence for her work in film making, and recipient of the 2021 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award.
Director since 2021.
Screenrights Director Kelly Lefever

Kelly Lefever

Authorial (Screenwriter) Board Director.
Kelly is co-creator of the critically acclaimed series The Circuit and her credits include The Doctor Blake MysteriesThe CodeMiss Fisher’s Murder MysteriesThe Black Balloon and The Merger. She currently sits on the Film Victoria Board.
Director since 2018.

Our People

James Dickinson, Acting CEO

James Dickinson

Chief Executive

Susan Casali

Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary

Alper Aydin

Chief Technology Officer
Maha Ismail, Head of Member Services

Maha Ismail

Head of Member Services
Emma Madison, Head of Service Design

Emma Madison

Head of Commercial and Industry Services
Marie Foyle, General Counsel

Marie Foyle

General Counsel and Head of Policy
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Scott James

Head of Licensing
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Sarah Steel

Marketing and Industry Support Manager
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Luke Asprey

Customer Experience Manager

Sean Price

Royalty Distribution Manager

Madeleine Donovan

Manager, Disbursements
Gaelle Clark, International Service Manager

Gaëlle Chambers

Manager, Royalties (World)

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Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

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NZ Freephone: 0800 44 2348

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