Our Board

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The Board is the body elected by members to set policy for, and oversee the affairs of, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. 

The responsibilities of the Board include setting and reviewing the CBAA strategic direction, monitoring organisational performance, appointing the CEO, and deciding on key policy positions to take on behalf of the community broadcasting sector.

The Board consists of up to eight directors. The procedure for appointing directors can be found in the CBAA Constitution.

Current Directors

President - Phillip Randall 

Phillip Randall is the CEO of Sydney’s Christian community radio station, 103.2. With more than 30 years experience in radio broadcasting, Phillip has worked full time in both commercial and community radio.

He began his media career in commercial radio in Albany Western Australia in 1977. After five years as an announcer and copywriter, he accepted a position as Stations Manager at network station 6BY Bridgetown.

Phillip first got involved in community radio in 1982 when he helped out during a test transmission in Perth at what was to become Sonshine FM. Not long after the station went to air full time in 1988, Phillip left commercial radio to take on the breakfast shift. He was appointed General Manager in 1989.

In late-1999, he moved to Sydney to become CEO of one of Australia’s first community stations, and Australia’s first Christian community station, 2CBA (103.2 FM). Since that time, the station has undergone major changes to programming, staff and facilities.

From 1999 to 2006 Phillip was President of the Association of Christian Broadcasters, the peak body for Christian broadcasting in Australia, representing licensed community radio stations, aspirant groups and program producers.

Since 2007 he has been involved with the push for a digital radio future for community broadcasting and represented the Sydney digital radio company on the Digital Radio Consultative Group of the CBAA. Phillip became a CBAA Board member in 2008, and serve as Vice President before becoming President in 2015.

Vice President - Jacquie Riddell

Jacquie started her media career as a volunteer producer and announcer, and then station manager of a large campus-based community radio station in New Zealand. She then served as the inaugural Director of the National Association of Student Broadcasters. After moving to Australia, she was involved in the organising committee for FBI Radio in the lead up to gaining a licence. Until recently she was the Director of Public Engagement at the Art Gallery of NSW, where she oversaw all the public operations and functions of this large art museum. Previously she held executive leadership roles at Barangaroo, SBS, XYZnetworks’ music channels (Channel [V], Max, Country Music Channel and Club [V]), and the Triple J network.

She is experienced in not-for-profit governance, having worked both as a board director and alongside high-profile boards throughout her career, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Board Member - Anne Frankenberg

Anne Frankenberg has experience in not-for-profit governance based on 15 cumulative years of membership of performing arts boards. Her extensive not-for-profit management career has included time as founding General Manager of Victorian Opera, Fundraising and Communications Director of International Women's Development Agency, and nearly four years as General Manager of 3MBS, Melbourne's fine music community station. She is currently Deputy General Manager of the Australian National Academy of Music.

Anne has a particular strength in fundraising theory and practice, and has shared this skill set with the sector via presentations at CBAA conferences and webinars. She has an degrees in Psychology and Music, and an Executive MBA.

Anne's time in community radio has sparked a passion for the diversity and strength of the sector. She has served on the CBAA Board since February 2016.

Board Member - Peter Rohweder

Peter has been involved in community radio since 1994. He started at 4ZZZ and worked in all areas of the station from, administration to broadcasting to governance. From 2002-2017, Peter was the Station Manager at 4EB as well as voluntarily managing the transmission site for five friendly stations in Brisbane.

Board Member - Quinn Glasson 

Quinn Glasson has been the General Manager of Curtin Radio since 2005. Quinn is critically aware of the need for the sector to increasingly engage with their communities of interest as well as to gain a greater understanding of our respective audiences.

Board Member - Dan Ahern 

Dan Ahern is the program director of FBi Radio in Sydney. As program director, he is responsible for developing the overall sound of the station, including nurturing and developing the station's current and next generation of on-air talent, general and specialist programming, and the music, content and arts/culture teams. He holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of New South Wales and prior to working at FBi Radio was the assistant music director at Sydney radio station 2SER.

Board Member - Emma Hart

Emma Hart is a community radio broadcaster based in Melbourne. She began making radio in 2014 as a breakfast current affairs producer and presenter on 3CR Community Radio. In 2015 she joined Women on the Line, a national feminist current affairs program broadcast out of 3CR, and since 2017 has also been a Director on the 3CR Committee of Management. Emma worked at PBS106.7FM as Interviews Coordinator from 2017-2019 and continues to be a presenter on Peebs when the opportunity arises. She is currently studying a Diploma of Screen and Media at RMIT.

 

Current Board Observers, Advisors and Representatives

The CBAA values the diversity of the community broadcasting sector and acknowledges that there are groups that are often underrepresented in decision making within the sector. As such, each year the Board, on recommendation of a plenary motion at the CBAA National Conference, appoints either a youth representative (person under 26 years of age) or a Women and Gender Non-Conforming People's Representative to participate in Board meetings as an observer and advisor for a two year term. The youth representative is chosen in even numbered years and the women’s representative in odd numbered years.

Youth Representative - Molly George

Molly George is the Membership Experience Manager at SYN Media in Melbourne. Molly became involved in community radio producing content for All The Best and she is currently producing a podcast called Babeland, which is about women and non binary artists in Melbourne.

Women and Gender Non-Conforming People's Representative - Maddy Macquine 

Maddy Macquine is currently SYN Media’s Community Manager and the host of FBi Radio's flagship storytelling program, All The Best. Maddy’s passion lies in facilitating skills development and improving participation throughout the sector. This includes enhancing the voices of women and gender non-conforming people in community radio spaces. She has a keen interest in using cross-sector consultation to encourage participation and diversity in all community broadcasting spaces, across metro, sub-metro, regional and rural stations.