The first Trustees, who commenced in 1984 were:
His Honour Judge Frank Walsh – Chairman, Reverend Professor Graeme Griffin, Mr John Hayes, Mr Kevin O’Rourke, Miss Angela Ridsdale and Mr Des Tobin.
Meet the current Trustees
Stephen Beers - Chair
With a career of 35 years in the Media industry, Stephen Beers has worked across many facets of the ever changing landscape. Primarily with Radio 3AW, however working closely with national and regional media companies in the delivery of media solutions and evolution.
Originally as the at ground technician for Harry Bietzel calling the AFL, while completing technical studies at RMIT. To panel operator for Lawyers Guns and Money, later Ross Stevenson & Dean Banks, and Neil Mitchell programs.
Operations Manager for the 3AW, to Engineering & Operations manager upon completion of Graduate Diploma in Computer Sciences at LaTrobe. In this role designing, budgeting and building the current 3AW studios at Media House.
Operations Director of Melbourne for Fairfax Media, and then Macquarie Radio Network.
Currently Station Manager of 3AW, Nine Radio Melbourne. Responsible for Melbourne content, staff, legal, HR and P&L.
After almost 33 years service Trevor O'Hoy left Foster's Group in 2008. Commencing in 1976 as a cadet executive his career at Foster's included the roles of Managing Director of CUB and Chief Financial Officer of Foster's and culminated in being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Foster's in 2004.
Moira Merrick is a Regional Director in the Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals business line at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Prior to joining the ATO in 2017, Moira was a Director in the Tax & Insights Policy group at Deloitte.
Tony is a Director of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd, Chartered Accountants who has over 29 years of experience in providing superannuation, taxation and business services advice to the SME market. He is a member of The Taxation Institute and enjoys watching most sports, being an amateur chef at home and enjoying great food and wine.
Matthew works in regulatory affairs and government relations at Macquarie Telecom Group. He has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications and competition regulation across more than 60 countries. He is also a director of Communications Alliance Ltd, the peak industry body representing the Australian telecommunications industry.
He has Master’s level qualifications in competition law and business administration, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Matthew is a grandson of Leo T. Tobin, one of the co-founders of Tobin Brothers.
Andrew is the founding partner of Harris Carlson Lawyers; a boutique Melbourne based commercial law firm which has a broad scope of clients, ranging from large multi-national private companies to high-wealth individuals and Federal Government bodies.
Established in 2005, Andrew continues in the role as the firm’s managing partner, advising on various general commercial and contractual matters.