The NFSA Board is responsible for the overall performance of the organisation, including setting the strategic direction and establishing goals for management.
Members of the NFSA Board are:
Bachelor of Economics (Monash University), Chartered Accountant, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Ms Elliott is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in corporate consultancy, including strategic, governance and financial advisory roles. She is currently the CEO of apparel company Propel Group Pty Ltd.
Ms Elliott is currently also a non-executive director of St John’s Ambulance (Victoria), DorsaVi Limited and Wiltrust Nominees Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Edward Wilson Estate. She held previous non-executive director roles at Cell Therapies, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Public Transport Ombudsman Limited.
Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
Mr Bell began his career as a solicitor in Brisbane before undertaking several finance roles in New York. As the founder of one of Australia’s most successful telecommunications companies, 1800Reverse, he guided its international expansion into the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. The company’s listing on the ASX achieved a market capitalisation of +A$500m. Mr Bell retired from executive duties in 2007.
He was also the introducing shareholder partner and a former board member of Guzman y Gomez, one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in Australasia, with stores in Australia, Singapore, Japan and the United States, and a pre-IPO valuation of $1.2 billion. He was also exclusive importer of George Clooney’s Casamigos tequila, which subsequently sold to Diageo Plc in 2017. Mr Bell is Chair of non-profit medical research foundation, Androfin.org.
Lucinda Brogden AM
Mrs Brogden has more than 30 years’ commercial experience with companies including Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young. She is currently Chair and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission, and Chair of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.
Mrs Brogden has a Masters in Organisational Psychology (Macquarie University), a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (UNSW), an AICD – Company Directors Course qualification, and a Silver Medallion – Surf Lifesaving New South Wales. Lucy is also currently a Governor of Queenwood School for Girls and Director of Be Kind Sydney.
Bachelor of Economics (Macquarie University)
Ms Cameron is an experienced media executive with a 34-year career spanning finance, sales and management in commercial radio.
For the last 28 years, Ms Cameron has worked for her family’s privately owned Grant Broadcasters. She was part of multiple acquisitions over the last 15 years, culminating in the ownership of 48 commercial radio stations in regional Australia. Ms Cameron has a deep understanding of media and regional communities. Her most recent role was CEO and she was responsible for the negotiation of the sale of 46 regional stations to ARN.
Ms Cameron is a Director of publicly listed HT&E Limited as well as a member of the company’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Bachelor of Economics (Monash University), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Ms Cody has over 20 years of experience as a non-executive director and an executive background in the arts and cultural sector as well as in FMCG, retail and small-to-medium sized start-up businesses.
Ms Cody assists in generating, innovating, scaling and creating sustainable business practices across many sectors of industry, particularly the subscription entertainment market and public-private partnership health solutions.
Ms Cody is currently also Chair of Rocket Seeder Limited, a Non-Executive Director of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), an Accredited Member of the Advisory Board Centre and Chair of Forkful Advisory Board. She held previous non-executive roles at the Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Ms Donnelly is a senior public affairs and communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.
Ms Donnelly is a former policy and media advisor to the Australian Government and was the General Manager, Media and Communications for the Richmond Football Club from 2007 to 2010. In 2013, she took up her current position as the Head of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility for the AFL.
Ms Donnelly also serves on the board of the Melbourne Press Club.
Mr Jones has extensive business and government relations experience. He has a background in finance and real estate sales and is an auctioneer by trade.
He is a keen supporter of regional communities and has a strong interest in the arts, fostered by an appreciation of the difficulties that regional areas face in interacting with arts communities across the country.
Mr Jones was the Member for Herbert from 2010 to 2016 and served on several House of Representatives Standing Committees and the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Since parliament, he has continued his engagement with his community at many levels with a focus on growing the North Queensland population, economy and liveability.
Mr Ledger is a Western Australian entrepreneur who has founded and successfully operated several businesses in Perth, Adelaide and New York. He has revisited his long-term passion for driver training and education with partner Alister McCrae to establish Driver Risk Management in Perth, WA. Mr Ledger has an enduring relationship with the film industry through his work as Patron of Australians in Film (Heath Ledger Scholarship) in Los Angeles.
Mr Ledger co-founded Scriptwise in Melbourne, a non-profit foundation set up to educate people about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs. He is also a member of the Management and Finance Committee of Cyrenian House (WA Council on Addictions).
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)
Mr Peach is currently the director of Persica Consulting Pty Limited, a strategic and business advisory firm focusing on IP licensing and management.
He has served, and continues to serve, as a non-executive director on a number of commercial and charitable boards including the Antony Kidman Foundation which supports The Kidman Centre UTS and its youth mental health programs.
Mr Peach was the CEO of the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that time, he was an equity partner of Sydney law firm Gilbert + Tobin, heading up that firm’s intellectual property practice. Following his departure from ARIA and PPCA in 2010, Mr Peach was instrumental in launching Pandora Internet Radio in Australia and subsequently took on the role of CEO of Moshcam which specialises in the filming and 'on demand' streaming of live concerts. He remains a director of that company.