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:

Ms Gabrielle Trainor AO (Chair)

Mr Wayne Denning (Deputy Chair)

Ms Toni Cody

Mr Peter Rose

Ms Fiona Scott

Mr Kim Ledger

Ms Caroline Elliott 

Ms Jude Donnelly

Mr Paul Neville

Pictured above (left to right): Mr Kim Ledger; Mr Wayne Denning; Ms Fiona Scott; Ms Gabrielle Trainor; Ms Jude Donnelly; Mr Peter Rose; Ms Toni Cody; and Ms Caroline Elliott.

 

Ms Gabrielle Trainor AO

Gabrielle Trainor

Gabrielle Trainor

 

LLB (University of Melbourne)

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Ms Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor with more than 25 years’ experience on boards ranging from infrastructure, transport and urban renewal to sports, arts and culture and Indigenous education and welfare.

Among her current appointments, Ms Trainor is a director of Infrastructure Australia, the ACT City Renewal Authority and the Major Transport Infrastructure Board. She is a commissioner of the Australian Football League and of the Australian Sports Commission. Ms Trainor is chair of Barnardos Australia. She is a member of the boards of ANZ’s OnePath Life Insurance and OnePath General Insurance and WAM Global Ltd.

She is a Churchill Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  In 2017, Ms Trainor was named an officer in the Order of Australia.

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Mr Wayne Denning

Wayne Denning

Wayne Denning

 

BA (Sociology, Psychology, Political Geography) (Central Queensland University)

Master of Business Administration (Corporate Governance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship) (Queensland University of Technology)

Mr Denning, a proud Birri Gubba man, is the Managing Director of Carbon Creative, an award-winning creative services agency and television production company based in Brisbane, Australia. 

Mr Denning is determined to give a positive voice to Indigenous Australians, through innovative and engaging design, content and strategy for children’s television and within the corporate arena.

He has also recently been a member of the Queensland Theatre Board, a Digital Ambassador for the Queensland Government and a member of the Queensland Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group.  

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Ms Toni Cody

Portait of Toni Cody

Toni Cody 

 

BEc (Monash University)

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Ms Cody is a marketing and business consultant with more than 20 years of industry expertise. She has advised a range of established and emerging companies as well as not-for-profit organisations, predominantly on strategic business planning, branding, funding initiatives and cultural change.

Ms Cody is currently a Director of the Sydney Theatre Company and a member of its Finance Committee and STC 50 Committee. She was a Director of the Australian Ballet from 1999 until 2010, Chair of the Australian Ballet's Audit Committee and Chair of its Future Education Fund Committee.

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Mr Peter Rose

Portrait of Peter Rose

Peter Rose 

 

BEc (Hons) (University of Adelaide)

Mr Rose is a Consultant to Foxtel, Foxtel Movies, Presto and other digital platforms. He initiated the introduction of a number of successful and award-winning Australian television drama series to the Australian pay TV industry, including Love My Way, Tangle, Satisfaction and Cloudstreet.

Mr Rose has held a number of high-level industry positions, including Marketing Director of the South Australian Film Corporation, Head of Marketing and Distribution for Hoyts Theatres, Managing Director of Roadshow, Coote and Carroll and Executive Vice President of International Marketing for United International Pictures.

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Ms Fiona Scott

Portrait of Fiona Scott

Fiona Scott 

 

(BBus) (Western Sydney University)

Master of Administration and Management (Australian Graduate School of Management)

Ms Scott provides strategic marketing and communications advice to the infrastructure, fast-moving consumer goods and agricultural sectors and is a political commentator on Sky News. She holds several government, private sector and charity board positions.

Ms Scott was the Federal Member for Lindsay between 2013 and 2016. Prior to politics, she was a strategic marketing and communications specialist working with ASX-listed companies, including Westfield, GPT, Auto One and Wattyl Paints. She was also the NSW representative on Auto One’s National Members Advisory Council.  

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Mr Kim Ledger

Kim Ledger

 

Mr Kim Ledger is a Western Australian businessman and entrepreneur who founded and successfully operated a number of businesses in Perth, Adelaide and, more recently, New York. He has an ongoing 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, a non-profit foundation set up to educate people about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs, and he is a Member of the Management Committee of Cyrenian House (WA Council on Addictions). He has been Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, including Pro-State Ride WA, since 2010.

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Ms Caroline Elliott

Caroline Elliott

 

BEc (University of Monash)

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Ms Elliott is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in corporate consultancy, including strategic, governance and financial advisory roles. 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. Ms Elliott was also a finalist in the 2000 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

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Ms Jude Donnelly

Jude Donnelly

 

Ms Jude Donnelly is a senior public affairs and communications specialist with over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors. 

Ms Donnelly is a former Policy and Media Adviser to the Australian Federal Government and was the General Manager, Media and Communications for the Richmond Football Club from 2007-2010. In 2013, she took up her current position as the Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations for the Australian Football League.

Ms Donnelly also serves on the boards of AFL Sports Ready and the Melbourne Press Club.

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Mr Paul Neville

Portrait of Paul Neville

Paul Neville

 

Mr Neville has a keen interest in Australian cinema, and experience in the governance of a collecting institution.

Mr Neville was the Federal Member for Hinkler from 1993 to 2013, and was Chair of the Coalition’s Communications Committee and the All Party Standing Committee on Transport, Communications and the Arts. He is on the board of Hinkler House Memorial Museum and Research Association. He was a former area manager for Birch Carroll and Coyle (a subsidiary of Greater Union Theatres) and a freelance journalist and camera operator.

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