Our Staff

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Jon Bisset - Chief Executive Officer

Jon has been with the CBAA for over five years and has previously served in key leadership roles as CEO of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, Chief Executive of the Council on the Ageing (NSW) and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Fundraising Institute Australia.

Jessica Hermosilla - Chief Operating Officer

Jessica is a purposeful not for profit executive with a passion for programs that improve communities and individual lives and joined the CBAA following roles in diverse organisations including Milk Crate Theatre and Cystic Fibrosis NSW and Médecins sans Frontières.

Rhonda Byrne - Senior Manager, Finance and Administration

Rhonda has been at the CBAA since 2011, coming from Fairfax Media Ltd. where she led a large administration team with responsibilities for administrative, logistical and financial support to over 350 staff across Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald. Her work spanned the news desk, business, photographic, production and Readerlink departments and included project management and event & campaign planning.

Helen Henry - Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement

Helen brings experience in the digital media and music industries to her role at the CBAA and first fell in love with community broadcasting for its support of Australian music. As Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Helen supports staff working across membership, marketing and communications and research. You can also hear her doing the odd bit of newsreading on 2ser in Sydney. 

Victoria Rouse - Senior Manager, Business Development

Victoria joined the CBAA in May 2018 after relocating from the UK to the sunny north shore of Sydney. Victoria’s community radio journey started in Radio Chelsea & Westminster, a hospital radio station in London before she joined the Prison Radio Association, creators of National Prison Radio – the world’s first national radio for prisoners. At the CBAA, Victoria manages partnerships and business development, raising vital funds to ensure the community broadcasting sector is supported.

Martin Walters - Community Radio Network Manager

Martin has been working in broadcasting for around 20 years, with experience in many on-air and operational roles over that time, He joined the CBAA in 2007 and remains passionate about the positive role community radio plays in society. He and the CRN team take great pride in their work with stations and producer teams around Australia.

Andrew Khedoori - Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) Manager

As manager of CBAA’s Amrap initiative, Andrew oversees distribution of new Australian music to community radio stations nationwide. Andrew has volunteered and worked in community broadcasting for nearly 30 years. As Music Director for 2SER, Andrew has overseen its music programming to successfully build a diverse and dynamic program schedule and producing broadcast and fundraising events such as Live at the Loft and 35 DJ/35 Hours. He has interviewed everyone from new local bands to superstars like David Byrne, Neneh Cherry and Henry Rollins, as well as training countless volunteers to produce and present music programs and interview content. Andrew recently produced and presented Spirits Rejoice for 2SER, a radio program focusing on jazz's spiritual era through the 1970s. He has hosted music-related, in conversation style events for Sydney Writers’ Festival with Sarah Blasko, Josh Pyke, Urthboy and Holly Throsby and appeared at Vivid Ideas. Andrew also runs acclaimed independent label Preservation and curates the online deep listening series, Longform Editions.

Kath Letch - DRP Manager
David Sice - CBAA Technical Consultant 

 

Business Services
Robin Carter - Finance Coordinator
Rainbow Yuen - Executive Assistant
Andrea David - Office Manager
 
Stakeholder Engagement
Danny Chifley - Member Services Officer
Holly Friedlander Liddicoat - Member Services + Marketing & Engagement Assistant
Nadia Elkholy - Program Coordinator 
Carolyn Saul - Research Coordinator
 
Digital Radio Project (DRP)
Emma Ramsay - DRP Assistant
Rowena McGeoch - DRP Assistant
 
Community Radio Network (CRN)
Martin Walters - CRN Manager
Dan Callaghan - CRN Technical Production Coordinator.
Andrew McLellan - CRN Operations Coordinator
 
Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap)
Andrew Khedoori - Amrap Manager
Lachlan Wyllie - Amrap Assistant
Mitch Fuller - Amrap Support

 

Web Services
Jeannie Sotheran - Web Services Support Officer