JCAF people

The Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship is fortunate to count these individuals among its core team.

 

Clare Holland

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Clare Holland is a strategic and dynamic leader with over 10 years’ experience specializing in the creative industries. She has built a career on, and reputation for, identifying and cultivating talent and championing new directions for contemporary culture in Australia. Currently the Head of Culture for Red Bull Australia, she was formerly the Managing Director of independent Sydney broadcaster FBi Radio. Prior to this Clare has worked for Sydney Festival, the Biennale of Sydney and Underbelly Arts. 

Que Minh Luu

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Que Minh Luu is an executive producer working across scripted drama, comedy and digital content at the ABC, most recently on The HeightsHarrowDeadlock and the upcoming productions of Frayed, Content and Diary Of An Uber Driver. Prior to her current role she worked in development at Matchbox Pictures, and as an independent produced a diverse range of award-winning work across radio/podcasting as well live and digital platforms including co-writing and producing the geo-locative historical drama Ghosts of Biloela, for which she won an AWGIE. In a former life she had an established career as a film editor.

Sophia Zachariou

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Sophia Zachariou joined Bunya Productions in 2019 as CEO.  Previously as Create NSW Director of Screen Investment, Engagement and Attraction, Sophia Zachariou led the screen program and prior to that was the Head of Development and Production at Screen NSW.

Sophia is also a passionate advocate for the emerging sector and has championed many emerging creative voices from under-represented groups throughout her career.

Prior to her time at Create NSW, Sophia commissioned and was the Executive Producer on over thirty award-winning television titles and was also Deputy Head of Entertainment at the Australian national television network ABC TV.

Scott Spark

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Scott Spark leads ABC Life, a new digital journalism initiative from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Prior to this, he produced the 2017 Boyer Lectures with Professor Genevieve Bell and has held a range of digital and broadcast roles across the ABC. He’s also written, recorded and performed music, having released two albums — one courtesy of the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship — and performed in venues throughout Australia, from the Sydney Opera House to the Fly By Night in Fremantle. 

Ping Lo

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Ping Lo is an experienced content maker and multi-disciplinary strategist. She has worked largely in media, from radio production and multimedia reporting to digital strategy. She has held a number of pioneering digital roles at the ABC, guiding the broadcaster’s early ventures into social media, driving the adoption of digital-first technologies and, most recently, devising an organisation-wide program of content innovation and experimentation. Ping has also held strategy and transformation leadership roles in the not-for-profit and government sectors, driving a whole-of-government transformation plan for the delivery of improved digital services for the public.



Kali Reid

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Kali Reid is a creative producer and curator working across television, live performance, digital media and the gallery. She is currently working in Scripted TV Development at Matchbox Pictures and is Executive Producer of the 2019 Screenability Film Makers Fund for Create NSW, which will premiere at Sydney Film Festival in June. She was founding CEO of 107 Projects in Redfern, and has produced live work for Sydney institutions including Sydney Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art & About, Underbelly Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Imperial Panda Festival. In 2018 she completed her MBA (Executive) with the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Evan Kaldor

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Evan Kaldor is CEO of The Parent Brand, one of the largest digital parenting communities in Australia. Prior to The Parent Brand, Evan was the General Manager of FBi Radio, a non-profit community radio station in Sydney focused on supporting local bands and artists.

Evan’s background is investment banking, where he worked for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Grange Securities, both in Australia and the USA. Before returning to Australia in 2004, Evan completed a MBA at the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

 Evan is also a director of Audiocraft Pty Ltd.

Jess Bineth

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Jess Bineth is a Founder/Director of Audiocraft, an Australian podcasting organisation. As an audio producer at the ABC she worked on This is About, Ladies We Need To Talk, Earshot and PocketDocs. She’s also produced for Audible, worked at community radio stations 2SER and FBi, collaborated on audio projects with Big hART and Sydney Architecture Festival, and run podcast workshops for Spotify, the Sydney Opera House and Screen QLD.

Eliza Sarlos

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Eliza Sarlos is a National Legal Officer with the CFMMEU Mining and Energy division. Before that she was a lawyer specialising in employment and industrial relations, and has worked in roles across programming, leadership and strategy and MusicNSW, FBi Radio and Underbelly Arts.

Benjamin Law

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Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir and television series The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). Benjamin has written for more than 50 publications in Australia and beyond and has a PhD in creative writing from QUT. Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show That Startup Show, and you can catch him on TV shows like Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).

Matthew Gain

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Matthew Gain is the Senior Vice President and Head of Audible JAPAC and India. He is responsible for developing Audible’s business across the Asia Pacific region, in particular Japan, India and Australia/New Zealand. Prior to joining Audible, Matthew was the CEO of Edelman Australia, a public relations and marketing consultancy firm.