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 Caroline Elliott (Acting Chair)

Mr Richard Bell

Ms Alison Cameron

Ms Toni Cody

Ms Judith Donnelly

Mr Ewen Jones

Mr Kim Ledger

 

Ms Caroline Elliott

Caroline Elliott

 

BEc (University of Monash)

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Graduate member 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.

Ms Elliott was a finalist in the 2000 Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards.

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Mr Richard Bell

Portrait of Richard Bell

Richard L Bell

 

LLB

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 $865m. 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.

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Ms Alison Cameron

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Alison Cameron

 

BEc (Macquarie University)

Ms Cameron is the CEO of Grant Broadcasters, an organisation which owns and operates 48 commercial radio stations in regional Australia. She has worked for Grant Broadcasters since 1993, having previously worked with Hoyts Media Limited. Ms Cameron has over 30 years’ experience in commercial radio spanning finance, sales and management, culminating in the appointment as CEO in 2018.

Ms Cameron has a keen interest in regional communities and ensuring their viability. She spends significant time in regional areas talking with businesspeople and community leaders.

Ms Cameron was appointed to Vice Chair of Commercial Radio Australia in 2018 and remains in that capacity, having previously served as a director from 2000 to 2004.

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Ms Toni Cody

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Toni Cody 

 

BEc (Monash University), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Ms Cody has over 15 years of experience as a non-executive director and an executive background in the arts and cultural sector as well as in communications, retail, small-to-medium sized start-up businesses and fast-moving consumer goods. 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 also currently a director of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, and a past director of the Sydney Theatre Company, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and the Australian Ballet.

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Ms Judith Donnelly

Jude Donnelly

 

Ms Donnelly is a senior public affairs and communications specialist with over 15 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 2007–2010. In 2013, she took up her current position as the Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations for the AFL. Ms Donnelly also serves on the board of the Melbourne Press Club.

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Mr Ewen Jones

Portrait of Ewen Jones

Ewen Jones

 

Mr Ewen 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 started his own consultancy firm.

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Mr Kim Ledger

Kim Ledger

 

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).

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