Board of Directors at 96five Family Radio - Know the Team

Board of Directors

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 O’Doherty OAM


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 is a Director of the sector peak organisation Christian Media and Arts Australia (CMAA), and the former chair of the board of Sydney’s Hope Media Limited (Hope 103.2). 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.

Board Director Jane PeacheyJane Peachey


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.

Board Director Rebecca StephensRebecca Stephens


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.

Board member Peter Cranna Peter Cranna


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.

Philippa Lowe - Media Hope 103.2 board directorPhilippa Lowe

Philippa has over 20 years’ experience in leadership in public relations, marketing, and communications across creative, tech, fast growth and not-for-profit industries. She has been interviewed on global stages for her communications insights and won awards from leading media organisations for her radio and print journalism. Philippa’s track record includes 10 years in journalism for the BBC and ABC, where she was awarded the ABC Radio National Prize, FEBC Australia operations manager — part of Christian radio mission FEBC International, owning a successful PR agency for 20 years with clients such as Fuji Xerox and Adobe, lecturing in news journalism and media writing at Australia’s leading journalism school, Charles Sturt University, and publicity for Naomi Simson, CEO of

With a Graduate Diploma in Divinity from the Australian College of Theology, Philippa is also an itinerant preacher. She has been invited on ABC Radio National to talk about Christianity, and her favourite opportunity is sharing with others why getting to know Jesus at forty-something was the most humbling, funniest, life-altering, joyful experience she could never have imagined.