Australian Council on Children and the Media

Board of Directors

The ACCM Board contains one representative of each state of Australia and two representatives from its corporate membership. There are ten Board members in all, plus an appointed Secretary and Treasurer.

The officers of the Board are:

Position Member
President Elizabeth Handsley
Vice President Wayne Warburton
Secretary Kate Martin

ACCM Board members September 2020 to September 2021:

State Member Background information
South Australia Elizabeth Handsley FAAL BA, LLB, LLM, Professor of Law, Western Sydney University, a specialist in media law as it applies to children.
Western Australia Linda Savage  BA(Hons), LLB, MA,  Lawyer, Inaugural Convenor of the Valuing Children Initiative
New South Wales Dr Wayne Warburton Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, Macquarie University 
Queensland Kevan Goodworth OAM BA, M.Phil; Education consultant, former Director Education Qld
Victoria William Garvey Senior Fellow in the Centre for Community Child Health Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 
Tasmania    
Australian Capital Territory Michael Nuttall Former Executive Officer of the Australian Primary Principals Association
Northern Territory Donna Odegaard AM PhD, CEO of First Nations Broadcasting, Australia’s largest fully Indigenous-owned radio, television and production network.
Corporate representative Member Background information
Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia (AHISA) Beth Blackwood CEO, AHISA

Honorary CEO, Australian Council on Children and the Media: Barbara Biggins, OAM