I am an industry facilitator, with a strong drive to create opportunities for creative businesses in the field of screen based entertainment. Over the last 15 years I have worked in the documentary sector, running markets, conferences and industry organisations, building innovative programs to assist the creative screen production industry with development and growth. I have a strong interest in entrepreneurship, network building and tech innovations. I have an advanced understanding of Internet platforms and economies, and the opportunities media convergence brings. My Master's research and thesis focussed on the effects of digitisation on the screen content production sector.
Aug 2014 - Present
May 2013 - Present
Alpha Beta Theta
May 2006 - Present
May 2010 - May 2011
Media Resource Centre
Responsible for direction setting and governance of a not for profit, membership organisation
Sep 2000 - Dec 2005
The Forum for International Co-financing
2005 - 2005
Tribeca Film Institute
Jan 2004 - May 2004
Toronto Documentary Forum
2013 - 2014
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Thesis Title: The Third Phase; the effects of digitisation on the screen content production sector. The economic effects of media convergence.
2010 - 2010
The European Television and Media Management Academy
European Media Executive Leadership Program
1994 - 1998
University of Nijmegen
Social and Cultural Anthropology
I have been a jury members for major film festivals and all main Australian industry awards, including the Logies and the Australian Academy Awards (AACTA). I am a project assessor for the South Australian Film Corporation and the New Zealand Film Commission. I am a contributor to Sight and Sound Magazine 'best documentaries of all times'.