Two executives join NFSA board
Foxtel executive Peter Rose and marketing consultant Toni Cody have been appointed to the board of the National Film and Sound Archive.
Their 3-year terms were announced by the Arts Minister, Senator George Brandis.
The Minister said Rose had supported many award-winning Australian TV dramas including Cloudstreet, Love My Way, Tangle and Satisfaction. Rose, who is Foxtel’s director of movies and Showtime, also serves on the NIDA board.
Brandis said Cody is a marketing and business consultant with wide-ranging experience advising arts organisations.
He thanked outgoing board member Patricia Amphlett for her contributions to the board, which is chaired by Gabrielle Trainor.
The NFSA is holding further talks with industry groups and individuals as it hammers out a strategic plan that addresses the urgent need to raise more funds to continue to digitise its screen collection.
From the Minister’s media release:
Mr Rose is a senior executive with Foxtel and is currently responsible for the Foxtel Movies, Showcase and SoHo channels. He initiated the introduction of a number of successful and award-winning Australian television drama series including Love My Way, Tangle, Satisfaction and Cloudstreet. He has held a number of high-level industry positions including as Marketing Director of the South Australian Film Corporation; Head of Marketing and Distribution for Hoyts Theatres; Managing Director of Roadshow, Coote & Carroll; and Executive Vice President of International Marketing for United International Pictures.
Ms Cody is a marketing and business consultant with over 20 years of expertise in strategic planning, change management and branding. She has advised a number of arts organisations including the Australian World Orchestra, Richard Keddie Films, Eddie Wong Films, Wildheart Films and Art House Gallery. Ms Cody is currently on the Board of the Sydney Theatre Company and was previously a Director of the Australian Ballet, chairing its audit committee.