Welcome to our newest committee members

March 14, 2023
Head and shoulders shots in black and white of two women and one man in 3 vertical panels

We’re delighted to welcome three community media leaders to our volunteer grants advisory committees. Libby Jamieson, Vaughn Bennison and Dr Christine Lee are taking up positions on our Sector Investment Advisory Committee (SIAC) and Content Grants Advisory Committee (CGAC) following the departure of retiring members Stephen Jolley, Michelle Brown and Tamara White.

We especially want to thank Stephen and Michelle for contributing their time, expertise and wisdom to our Sector Investment Advisory Committee over many years. Thanks also to Michelle and Tamara for their invaluable work on CGAC.

Our new committee members each bring years of experience, deep knowledge and passion for community media to their roles on our committees, providing independent advice on how our grants are distributed.

Libby Jamieson

Libby has over 25 years’ experience in the community broadcasting sector. She started out as a volunteer at 2MCE when she was a student at Charles Sturt University. She was also the former station manager, broadcaster and training coordinator at 3CR and is a former Community Broadcasting of Association of Australia Board member. She is returning to the CBF having previously served on our Board and grants advisory committees.

Libby is taking up the role of CGAC Chair.

Vaughn Bennison

Vaughn has specialised in RPH programming, sector development and station management over the past 25 years. He was manager of Print Radio Tasmania for over eight years, and served on the Board of RPH Australia and as its Chair for more than a decade. He still produces a weekly radio program, informing the Australian Blind and Vision Impaired community, and lives in Tasmania with his family.

Vaughn is joining SIAC.

Dr Christine Lee

Christine is an academic at the Gippsland campus of the Federation University in regional Victoria. She has over a decade of broadcasting experience at Gippsland FM104.7 where she was a presenter and reader for Vision Australia Radio, and an ethnic broadcaster. She has also served on the station’s Board Programming Advisory Committee and the National Ethnic Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council Women’s Committee.

Christine is joining CGAC.


Photo: (l-r) Dr Christine Lee, Vaughn Bennison and Libby Jamieson.