Yesterday IRCA announced its incoming Board of Directors for 2015 and QRAM’s Gilmore Johnston was elected as the new Chairperson.
The new line up for IRCA Board is
- Gilmore Johnston (Chairperson) QRAM
- Sylvia Tabua (Secretary) TSIMA
- Bernard Namok (Treasurer) TEABBA
- Tadam Lockyer PAKAM / NG Media
- Annette Victor PAKAM
- Karl Hampton CAAMA
- Simon Fisher PAW Media
The incoming Board will be responsible for steering IRCA through a time of great change as it re-positions itself as the single peak body representing Indigenous Media as of 1 July 2016.
IRCA is currently undergoing a process of change in response to the announcement by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs that IRCA will receive extra funding that will empower it to take on the broader role on behalf of the Indigenous Media Sector as the sector’s peak representative body.
Gilmore has worked for QRAM/Black Star Radio for several years and with a long string of experiences in Indigenous Media, he will make a well-informed and experienced contribution to the sector. In this era of “disruptive innovation”, we are seeing many challenges and opportunities on the horizon for Indigenous media.
At QRAM we are excited to have Gilmore in this new role and would like to acknowledge the contribution of previous IRCA Board members as well as congratulating the incoming Board.
These are exciting times and times of great change. QRAM looks forward to working with IRCA’s new board as we take on these new challenges and bring the sector forward over coming years.