Pip Younes

Become the next CBAA's Youth Representative

hfriedlander, 28th September 2018

As we prepare for a new Youth Rep, we thank and farewell Pip Younes, the outgoing rep.

We've asked her some questions about what you might expect if you're interested in applying.

What is the next youth rep to expect in the role? 

The youth rep position on the CBAA board is such an incredible opportunity. You can expect for your voice to be heard, and appreciated, and to make great connections with people in the community radio sector. Everyone on the board has such a variety of experience and it's great speaking to them.  

What have you learnt in the role?

I have learnt a lot about governance and how to effectively run a station. The most I learnt was from other board members, who are always keen to share their stories and teach you how they got to where they are today. The professionalism and experience that's displayed during meetings and the way everyone speaks about the sector means you are immersed in a really passionate and supportive group of people. 

Is there an achievement that you're proud of?

I helped out this year with Technorama and the inaugural Represent Bursary, which was a great experience. I worked with Emma Hart (CBAA Women's Rep) and John Maizels (President of Technorama) to establish the criteria and organise who the bursary was going to be awarded to. 

If I have questions, can I get in touch with you?

Of course! Send me an email ([email protected]) and we can organise a time to have a chat! 

Become the next CBAA Youth Representative

As well as four board members, the Youth Representative role is up for nomination this year, term ending at the 2020 CBAA AGM.

Nominees are expected to have a commitment to the ideals of community broadcasting, a solid knowledge of and interest in the development of community broadcasting as a national sector and commit to representing the interests of the whole sector.

Nominations are particularly encouraged from people (to fill skills or diversity gaps):

  • From a regional or rural location
  • From an Indigenous background
  • From a non-English speaking background
  • With accountancy qualifications
  • With legal qualifications
  • With experience with dynamics of fundraising

Nominations close 5.00pm AEDT on Friday, 12th October 2018. Get more information and find out how to apply.

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Nominations are now open.


Women/GNC and Youth Forums at the CBAA Conference.


The CBAA recently caught up with Jonathan Brown to find out about his experiences over the past two years as Youth Representative of the CBAA Board.