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Our Board of Management

Our Board is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the RPH Australia Co-Operative.

Board directors represent our member stations within the RPH Radio Reading Network.

 

Conrad Browne – Secretary

Conrad Browne is the Manager of the Vision Australia Radio Network and Audio Department, which comprises of 11 community radio stations across Australia and the Vision Australia Audio Production and Audio Description departments. These services are designed to directly address the information needs of people with a print disability, particularly those who are blind or have low vision. Conrad’s career background is in media & advertising, previously working for JOY 94.9 and at Fairfax, Text Media and various community and student radio stations in Australia and New Zealand. Conrad has been a member of the RPHA Board since 2016.

Conrad Browne

Elizabeth Macdonald

Born and educated in the United Kingdom. Lived in Darwin Australia for over 20 years. Employed at Charles Darwin University initially, as Senior Administrative Officer in the Faculty of Science and then as Director, Support and Equity Services. After relocating to Hobart, Tasmania, in 2010 became a volunteer presenter and reader at Print Radio Tasmania. Currently, holds the role of President and Chair of their Committee of Management. Also, a member of the Board of Directors at RPHA. Holds qualifications in Advanced Mediation, enhanced skills in Management, Governance, including policy development, and community engagement.

Jason Gipps

Jason has been involved in the community broadcasting sector for 18 years, starting as a volunteer at Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ community radio station with a passion to promote local queer musicians. From 2007 to 2018 he worked in a sponsorship and audio production capacity and became the longest running staff member within the organisation. Jason is currently Vision Australia’s National Audio Business Development Consultant and in this time has worked extensively to generate revenue opportunities for members of the RPH network and create platforms for people with print disability to share their lived experiences. With a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, Jason also managed an online radio station ‘Asian Pop Radio’ to promote the Asian arts and entertainment industry to local communities.

Scott Black

Scott Black has been in broadcasting, both commercial and community, for over 20 years. He has served on multiple CBAA and CBF advisory groups and committees while also being the Station Manager for Reading Radio (4RPH Brisbane). Outside of his broadcasting experience, Scott is a writer, comedian, and blissful family man.

Paul Price

Paul Price Paul is totally blind, and has been since birth. He has been volunteering at Reading Radio Brisbane since April 1999. He is currently a technical producer one day per week, and fills in on other days when required. He also undertakes on-air shifts when required. Paul has had involvement with RPH Australia since 2004, as delegate and Independent member of the board. He was elected Vice Chair of RPH Australia in 2018. Paul has a Bachelor of Information Technology at Griffith University, and a Certificate 4 in I.T. Client Service. He has a cat named Jill, and in his spare time, Paul likes to go camping and four-wheel driving with his wife.

Anjelin Thotakura

Anjelin is an experienced chartered accountant with wide experience in financial services industry and disability sector. She has a huge passion to give back to the community and has demonstrated history of building teams to success. Anjelin has a strong finance, governance and reporting skills with vast internal and external audit experience. Her current role is with Vision Australia Limited as a Group Financial Controller with the responsibility to manage the overall financial compliance and reporting. Previous roles include external auditor with one of the Big 4 audit firms, Deloitte Touché and many years of experience with various financial services industry. Anjelin has been with the Board since 2017.

Graeme Craig

Graeme has worked in the Disability sector for the past 30 years in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. From beginnings as a service provider in blindness and low vision services he has worked for the past 20 years in management and senior management roles. Currently he is the General Manager for National Programs at Vision Australia. A strong believer in the importance of accessible information for those who are blind or have low vision he is an enthusiastic supporter of community radio for this purpose. He is proud to be a Board Member for RPHA and a representative for VA Radio Perth (6RPH).

We appreciate and thank our Board members for their time, dedication and ongoing commitment.

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