CBF restructure review – our response

March 16, 2023

Independent consultants Tony Grybowski & Associates, in partnership with Think Insight & Advice have completed their report on the review of our 2016 restructure.

The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the changes introduced in 2016 to refine the governance of the CBF and its grant-making processes.

The review process involved extensive research and consultation, bringing together strategic insight on best-practice grantmaking, analysis of the evidence base of our materials, and stakeholder insights.

The review was very positive about the restructure and recommends a series of evolutionary refinements to our governance and operations.

The findings strongly encourage us to continue our work enhancing our evaluation and performance frameworks to support the sector’s sustainability and growth. The report also encourages the sector to develop long-term strategic priorities and aspirations through the development of a Sector Roadmap. It makes 21 recommendations.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the discussions and provided perspectives on how we can embed robust governance and practice into everything we do.

This helps us continually improve our processes to grant for positive impact and fund a thriving and resilient future for community broadcasting.

In the spirit of open dialogue, we invite your feedback on the review report and our response to it. Written responses can be addressed to CBF CEO Jo Curtin via jo@cbf.org.au and we also invite you to make a time for a conversation with Jo about the review report and our response to it by calling 03 8341 5900.