The board of Family Radio Ltd comprise of directors who drive the strategic direction of 96five.
Working with Group CEO Phillip Randall, the board helps enable the organisation to obtain the resources, funds and personnel necessary to implement 96five’s strategic objectives. They also implement and maintain a system of good governance and monitor the performance of the organisation.
The board of directors are elected by the membership of Family Radio Ltd.
Stephen began as a broadcast journalist, working in both radio and TV for commercial stations and the ABC. From 1992 – 2002 he served as a Member of the NSW Parliament and was a member of the Shadow Cabinet with portfolios including Education, Disability and Community Services, and Treasury. Stephen was the inaugural CEO of Christian Schools Australia from 2002 – 2017, a role which involved advocacy and support for a growing movement of schools.
Stephen chairs the board of Sydney’s Hope Media Limited (Hope 103.2) and is a Director of the sector peak organisation Christian Media and Arts Australia (CMAA). Stephen has a passion to see Christian radio continue to thrive as a significant part of Australia’s community broadcasting sector. He represents CMAA on the Community Broadcasting Roundtable.
Stephen is a regular panellist on the ABC’s The Drum and Weekend Breakfast and has also appeared on Q & A. An active musician, he is currently Musical Director of the Golden Kangaroos Hornsby Concert Band.
Stephen is the Principal of a consultancy providing strategic communications and music services.
Duane has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, accounting and treasury, business evaluation and project feasibility and design; primarily in the mining and resources sector. During this career, he has been involved in a broad range of roles and transactions both as principal when engaged as Chief Financial Officer, as well as advising clients executing such tasks. He has worked in Sydney, New York, London and Singapore and is currently Brisbane based.
Duane’s current focus is on advising clients when executing corporate finance transactions, and identifying assets and projects which may be unwanted by their current owners but present a value creating opportunity for new owners with a different strategic approach to managing the asset.
Duane and Bernice along with their three daughters have long been passionate about the positive role of Christian media in our society.
Jane is the Library Services Coordinator at Redlands College. For over 30 years Jane has been an educator in both the state and private education systems.
Jane is committed to serving the ministry of 96.5 by building relationships, enabling effective communication, facilitating connections and seeking God’s wisdom. Being a long-term listener of the station, Jane appreciates the depth of history and heritage that has anchored this dynamic ministry. She recognises that a new and exciting era for 96.5 has emerged, working in co-mission with Hope FM, with great potential to impact people with experiences of God’s love through identifying opportunities in ministry for innovation and strategic planning.
Jane and her family attend Gateway Baptist church.
Rebecca is the Chief Transformation Officer at Auswide Bank. She has had an extensive career working in the financial services industry in both the UK and Australia with more than 20 years of experience. Rebecca is recognised for her experience in running operations as well as driving transformation. Her experience extends from management of large multi-functional shared services teams, driving efficiency and effectiveness, to the management of specialist strategic innovation teams, identifying and building alternative company revenue sources.
Rebecca has a double degree with a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Queensland, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and, in 2018, completed a Post Graduate certification in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Stanford University.
Rebecca is a long-time listener of the station, loves the Lord and is excited to support the wonderful work of 96.5 in the community.
Brett is a senior executive and non-executive director who has worked in England and Australia with a focus on digital, data, media and entertainment. His experience is diverse and is held together by common threads of strategic thinking, innovation, delivering creative solutions and communicating complex issues simply.
Brett serves on three community radio station boards around Australia: Hope Media Limited, Family Radio Limited and Sunshine Coast Christian Broadcasters Limited. He is the Hope Media Deputy Chair and Chair of the Risk Committee. Brett is also on the Penrith Visual & Performing Arts Board that looks after the legendary Q Theatre, the Joan, Penrith Conservatorium of Music and the Penrith Regional Gallery. He chairs its Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee, and the Performing Arts Committee.
Brett is a mentor at the Australian Institute of Music’s iHUB music tech incubator and he was a founding trustee of CompassionArt, a project where 10 leading gospel songwriters wrote songs for charity to help create freedom from poverty. Brett was also a founding trustee of the National Youth Arts Trust in England that provides bursaries for under-privileged youth to participate in the arts.
Brett founded the boutique digital, media and technology law firm Westbright Law and held in-house legal roles at OFX, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Qantas Loyalty and TotallyMoney, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Electronic Arts, SEGA & BMG Music Publishing in England.
Brett represented Musiio in its sale to Soundcloud and recording artists across the globe including Martin Smith, Delirious, Matt Redman, Montaigne, Guy Sebastian, Tim Hughes, Passenger, Graham Kendrick, Moya Brennan, Nick Herbert, and Kathryn Scott. He also helped to establish the UK Christian festival, the Big Church Day Out.
In his podcast series, Fatherhood, Brett talks to fathers of faith and addresses subjects like divorce and infertility. Brett’s other podcast, The Lock In, launched at the height of the global pandemic shares lock in stories from around the world.
Brett is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and New South Wales and holds the Certified International Privacy Professional European qualification (CIPP/E). His early career was spent with Baker & McKenzie (Sydney & London) and Deacons (Sydney – now Norton Rose Fulbright). Prior to law, he worked in radio at 2KA/One-FM in various roles. He once also tried to open a restaurant and in his spare time teaches himself guitar, so progress is slow.
Peter is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in the not for profit/community services sector. His current role is an Executive Director with the Uniting Church Queensland Synod heading up areas including finance, treasury, property and risk management.
Peter has served on multiple boards since becoming a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter likes to be involved in organisations that make a positive difference to people and was attracted to 96five as it clearly tries to do this every day. He is passionate about Australian Rules football, even after just retiring from playing.
Peter and Tanya attend the Emmanuel Uniting church at Enoggera.