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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:
Pictured above (standing, back row, left to right): Mr Kim Ledger; Ms Gabrielle Trainor; Mr Peter Rose; and Ms Fiona Scott. Seated (left to right): Ms Caroline Elliott; Mr Wayne Denning; Mr Paul Neville; and Ms Toni Cody.
Ms Trainor is a non-executive director and advisor whose experience covers over 20 years on boards in the public and private sectors ranging from infrastructure, urban development, public transport, tourism, hospitality, sports, arts and culture and Indigenous advancement and welfare.
She is Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive and Barnardo's Australia. She co-chaired a Federal Government review of the Australia Council for the Arts and is a former member of the board of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
She is the chair of the Barangaroo Arts and Culture Panel.
Ms Trainor is a member of the board of Infrastructure Australia, a former member of the advisory board of Leighton Contractors and she has been a member of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority since 2009. She is member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, a member of the board of trustees of the University of Western Sydney, a trustee of the Charlie Perkins Education Trust, a director of the GWS Giants AFL club, Business Events Sydney and agenda-setting Indigenous organisation, Cape York Partnership.
Her background is as a lawyer, newspaper journalist, public sector executive and consultant in issues management, public policy and corporate affairs.
Ms Trainor has more than 20 years’ experience as a director of state and federal government entities, including the NSW State Rail Authority, Rail Access Corporation, State Transit Authority, VicUrban and the Australian Sports Drug Agency and the Melbourne World Swimming Championships; public and private companies including as Chair of Best Western Australia and as a director of infrastructure company, Power Facilities, and of Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Associate in the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney. She is a pre-qualified independent chair and member of audit committees under the NSW government scheme.
Mr Wayne Denning, is a proud Birri Gubba man and Managing Director of Carbon Media, a full service creative agency in Brisbane.
Wayne is determined to give a positive voice to Indigenous Australians, through creating engaging media content and within the corporate arena.
Beyond his role as Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Wayne embraces his role on the Board of the Queensland Theatre and as a Digital Ambassador for Queensland and a member of the Queensland Governments Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group.
As a marketing and business consultant with more than 20 years of industry expertise Toni has a respected reputation in the corporate sector for working with some of Australia’s leading brands within the arts, manufacturing, retail and property sectors, helping to guide many businesses through key periods of change and growth.
As a consultant, Toni has advised a range of established and emerging companies as well as not-for-profit organisations, predominantly on strategic business planning, branding, funding initiatives, cultural change and sustainable business practices.
During her career, Toni has held several company directorships and has recently completed her tenure as Deputy Chair of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Chair of its Marketing Communications Committee and a member of its Nominations and Remuneration Sub-Committee.
In addition she is currently a Director of The Sydney Theatre Company, a member of its Finance Committee and STC 50 Committee. She was a Director of The Australian Ballet from 1999 until 2010 and Chair of The Australian Ballet Audit Committee and Chair of its Future Education Fund Committee. She is a past Director and Vice Chair of the Kambala Girls’ School Foundation and also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Paul 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.
He is on the board of Hinkler House Memorial Museum and Research Centre.
He was a former manager for Birch Carroll and Coyle, a subsidiary of Greater Union Theatres, and a freelance television cameraman.
Mr Peter Rose is a digital media consultant with an extensive background in The Cinema, Television and Pay TV. He was CEO of Showtime Australia, Executive Vice President of International Marketing for United International Pictures based in London and responsible for 42 International territories. Other positons Peter has held are Marketing Director of the South Australian Film Corp, Head of Marketing and Distribution for Hoyts and Managing Director of Roadshow, Coote and Carroll.
Peter up to 2015 was a senior executive with Foxtel responsible for the FOXTEL Movies, Showcase channels. He initiated the introduction of a number of successful and award-winning Australian television drama series including Love My Way, Tangle, Satisfaction and Cloudstreet.
Foxtel remains as one of Peter’s clients where he is responsible for its digital strategy.
Ms Fiona Scott grew up visiting Disney and ABC film sets with her grandfather. Film and television was part of their family life, including providing props for films and running Western Sydney’s Dungowan and Avon Cinemas.
Ms Scott was the Federal Member for Lindsay between 2013 and 2016. She now provides strategic marketing and communications advice to the infrastructure, FMCG and agricultural sectors and is a political commentator on Sky News. She holds several government, private sector and charity board positions.
Prior to politics, Ms Scott 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.
Mr Kim Ledger is a Western Australian businessman and entrepreneur and over the past 45 years has founded and successfully operated a number of businesses in Perth, Adelaide and, more recently, New York.
Kim also 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). Kim has been Patron of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (Pro-State Ride WA) since 2010.
He has an ongoing relationship with the film industry through his work as Patron of ‘Australians in Film’ (Heath Ledger Scholarship) in Los Angeles.