Established in 2017, our Advisory Board brings together expertise and passion across sectors including media, law, advertising, business, and academia, and a commitment to increasing diversity and representation in Australia’s media landscape.
Andrea Ho is an experienced broadcaster, journalist, and media leader. Her career includes community broadcasting, and ABC radio in city and regional locations, working in local journalism, emergency broadcasting, and diversity and inclusion. In 2016 Andrea completed a Churchill Fellowship investigating practical strategies for increasing cultural diversity in media. She was a co-founding director for the Economic Media Centre, and Director of Education for the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas. Currently Andrea is the Discipline Lead for Radio and Podcast at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and still broadcasts occasionally.
Stan is one of the leading voices in Australia on Indigenous affairs. He has written two books on the subject of national identity and his family history. In the course of his career, Stan has worked for Sky News, the Seven Network and Macquarie Radio. He was a correspondent for CNN and is currently the ABC's Asia correspondent. Stan received an AM in 2009 for services to Indigenous education and the preservation of the Wiradjuri language.
Tanya Denning Orman, a Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman from Central and North Queensland, has led NITV since joining SBS in 2012 and became its first Head of Indigenous Content. With more than 20 years' experience working in media, Tanya has previously held positions as a journalist and producer for ABC and SBS, and a number of different roles at NITV since its inception in 2007. She also holds a number of industry Board positions including with First Nations Media Australia and the World Indigenous Television Broadcast Network.
Waleed is one of Australia's most prominent media commentators. The multi Logie and Walkley award winner presents 'The Project' on Network Ten, writes a regular column for Fairfax Media, co-hosts 'The Minefield' on ABC Radio National and lectures at Monash University. He also plays a pretty mean lead guitar for the Melbourne band Robot Child.
Katrina Rathie is a non-executive Director to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board. She was formerly the Partner in Charge of King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney. As the only Asian Australian woman to lead a top-tier law firm, Katrina is a role model for gender and cultural diversity in the professional services industry. Katrina was named the winner of the AFR Woman of Influence awards in the Board & Management category and NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year. She is a non-executive director of The Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia, Cranbrook School and NSW Rugby/Waratahs. She is a member of Chief Executive Women, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Law Society of NSW.
Maker is a practicing lawyer, enrolled in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and High Court of Australia, and a passionate community advocate. He has a Bachelor of Arts/Law, Masters of Law, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and Master of Diplomacy and Trade. Currently, he is the Principal Solicitor and Director of Mayek Legal, Barristers & Solicitors and a board member of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils’ of Australia, and the Chair of its New and Emerging Communities. He was a former Board Member of Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria; and a former editor and board member of Journal of Politics and Law, an international journal dedicated to promoting academic exchange in the field of politics and law. Mayek was also a recipient of the 2020 Victorian Government’s African Board and Governance Scholarship and undertook Company Director’s Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sheba is a multicultural marketing and advertising expert. She founded Multi Connexions, one of Australia’s largest multicultural and diaspora advertising agency and advises leading brands and government on cultural strategy. She is on the board of the International Advertising Association – IAA Australia among other government and industry boards. Sheba was the first woman National Chair of Australia India Business Council and is Trustee & Board Member of Follow Your Dreams Foundation Australia.
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