Board

At the Converge Summit, four Board Director nominations were approved by IRCA Ordinary Members. Their term of appointment is to 2018. Ralph Saunders was appointed, under the provisions of the IRCA Constitution, by the Directors as an interim Director until the 9 November 2017 AGM. 

The IRCA Board now has 5 Directors (out of a maximum of 9).  

IRCA Board 2017 - 2017

Dot West
Chairperson
Goolarri Media Enterprises
Dot West has worked in the media industry for the last 30 years in various capacities. Dot has served on numerous boards including the Inaugural Vice Chairperson of NITV, Screenwest, Australian International Documentary Conference, the National Indigenous Radio Service, the Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media including her current tenure as a non-executive Director of SBS, Director of Goolarri Media and Ramu Productions and is the newly appointed chairperson of IRCA, the Indigenous Remote Communications Association which is transforming into the peak national body for Indigenous Media. Dot works freelance as a scriptwriter, accredited trainer and consultant in Indigenous media and was recently appointed to the Screenwest Industry Advisory Group and serves on WA’s Screen Industry Diversity and Inclusion leadership group. In 2014, Dot was awarded an honorary doctorate with Swinburne University for her work in the media sector.

Sylvia Tabua
Secretary
Torres Strait Islander Media Association
Sylvia has extensive experience in the Torres Strait Media industry over the last 20 plus more years from being a trainee, staff member to also being on the board of management to now being senior producer in a key leadership role. Sylvia has a strong connection with community and understands the needs of TSIMA members along with the consistent drive and determination to also offer support, skills development and advocate for opportunities for emerging media practitioners. TSIMA is the only Torres Strait Islander media organisation represented on the IRCA network therefore it is vital that our voice and issues are represented on the IRCA board.

Daisy O'Byrne
Treasurer
Ngaanyatjarra Media (NG Media)
Daisy has worked with NG Media since 2013 and has been active on the NG Media board in that time as the Minyma Chairperson, as well as representing the region on the IRCA Board.

Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja
PAW Media & Communications
Elizabeth is an Arrernte woman from Ntaria with Anmatjere and Warlpiri connections. Elizabeth speaks languages and is a well-known painter. She is experienced in directing and editing short documentaries and community news bulletins. In 2010 Elizabeth completed a Certificate III in Media. Elizabeth is currently a Board member of PAW Media, Indigenous Community TV (ICTV) and Imparja Television (ITV).

Ralph Saunders
Mid North Coast Indigenous Broadcasters Aboriginal Association Corporation
Ralph is the Manager of Ngarralinyi 2TLP Radio Station in Taree NSW. His role at the Station is diverse, as he and his team work extensively with both Aboriginal and non-Indigenous communities. Ralph was invited to join the Board to make up the minimum number (5) as per the Constitution.

IRCA Board 2015 - 2017

John (Tadam) Lockyer
Chairperson
PAKAM

Sylvia Tabua
Secretary
TSIMA

Karl Hampton
Treasurer
CAAMA

Gilmore Johnston
QRAM

Simon Fisher
PAW Media

Daisy O'Byrne
NG Media

Dot West
Filmmaker

Kirstie Parker
National Centre for Indigenous Excellence

IRCA Board 2014 - 2015

John (Tadam) Lockyer
Chairperson
PAKAM / Ngaarda Media

Sylvia Tabua
Secretary
TSIMA

Bernard Namok
Treasurer
TEABBA

Annette Victor
PAKAM

Noel Heenan
PAW Media

Nelson Conboy

Brian Gordon
NG Media

Shane White
PAW Media

Karl Hampton
CAAMA

IRCA Board 2013 - 2014

John (Tadam) Lockyer
Chairperson
PAKAM

Michael Griffin
Deputy Chair
CAAMA

Annette Victor
Treasurer
PAKAM

Sylvia Tabua
Secretary
TSIMA

Brian Gordon
MG Media

Bernard Namok
TEABBA

Nelson Conboy
Wujal Wujal RIBS - QLD

Francis Kelly
PAW Media

Shane White
PAW Media

IRCA Board 2012 - 2013

Michael Griffin
Chair
CAAMA

Tadam Lockyer
Deputy Chair
PAKAM

Michael Lang
Treasurer
PY Media

Corrina Sebastian
Secretary
PAKAM

Noel Heenan
PAW Media

Jenni Enosa
TSIMA

Walter Lui
TSIMA

James Bayung
TEABBA

Francis Kelly
PAW Media

Henley Hunter
Resigned
PAKAM

Belle Davidson
Resigned
NG Media

IRCA Board 2011 - 2012

Noel Heenan
Chairperson
PAW Media

Jenni Enosa
Deputy Chair
TSIMA

Annette Victor
Secretary
PAKAM

Nelson Conboy
Treasurer
QRAM

Belle Davidson
NG Media

James Bayung
TEABBA

Michael Lang
PY Media

Walter Lui
TSIMA

IRCA Board 2010 - 2011

Raina Kepa

Jedda Puruntatameri

Malcom Wilson

Nelson Conboy
Chair

Annette Victor
Secretary

Henry Augustine

Jenni Enosa
Deputy Chair

Louise Cavanagh
Treasurer

IRCA Board 2009 - 2010

Noeli Roberts
retired IRCA Board Member

Nelson Conboy
Chair

Henry Augustine
Treasurer

Annette Victor
Secretary

Jenni Enosa
TSIMA

Louise Cavanagh
Santa Teresa

Roma Butler
NG Media

Amy
(non Board Member)
PAKAM

Chris Reid
NG Media

IRCA Board 2008 - 2009

Brian Gordon

Annette Victor

Belle Davidson

Bernadatte Angus

Winnie Woods

Nelson Conboy

Noel Sampi

Bess Price

Louise Cavanagh