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Media Release: More diversity within the Melbourne Press Club board

The Melbourne Press Club is pleased to announce the following board appointments from the AGM and subsequent board meeting held on 30 June 2021.

  • President - Nick McKenzie
  • Vice-Presidents - Ashlynne McGhee and Heidi Murphy
  • Secretary - Richard Leder
  • Treasurer - Veronica Scott
  • Committee - Ashley Argoon, Eileen Berry, Bridget Brennan, Patrick Considine, Rachael Dexter, Jude Donnolly, Fotis Kapetopoulos, Matilda Marozzi, Kate McGrath, Patrick O’Beirne, Justin Quill, Lynne Scrivens, Tom Salom, Nicole Strahan and Richard Willingham.

President, Nick McKenzie is looking forward to his second term and said, ‘The MPC looks forward to delivering to our members events and advocacy that helps our media sector remain strong and vibrant in challenging teams. Given two thirds of our new board are women and two new members come from culturally diverse backgrounds, we are better placed than ever to represent our diverse media community in Victoria.’President, Nick McKenzie

All committee members were deemed elected unopposed as the Club received 20 nominees for 20 board positions. CEO, Cathy Bryson welcomes returning committee members and in particular welcomes two new board appointments; Bridget Brennan, ABC and Fotis Kapetopoulos, Neo Kosmos.

Bridget Brennan is a Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta woman from Victoria.

I’m looking forward to joining the board to ensure the Melbourne Press Club lives up to its commitment to properly represent the diversity of the Victorian community.’ 
Incoming board member, Bridget Brennan

Fotis Kapetopoulos works for Neo Kosmos, Australia’s leading Greek media.

‘Amidst the Covid 19 restrictions in the past year, the Melbourne Press Club has been quietly becoming more and more relevant to journalists and their futures. We have expanded our offering for working journalists with our 'How to' series, created an online and accessible series of events and now pleasingly we have a more diverse board to better reflect the industry and provide future guidance for the Club's direction.’
CEO, Cathy Bryson

The Melbourne Press Club thanks outgoing board members for their tremendous contributions.

We look forward to a vibrant future with a board reflecting a broader diversity.

Cathy Bryson
Melbourne Press Club

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