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 Prof. Elizabeth Handsley
Vice President Assoc. Prof Wayne Warburton
Secretary Ms Kate Martin

ACCM Board members September 2022 to September 2023:


State Member Background information
South Australia Prof Elizabeth Handsley FAAL BA, LLB, LLM, Professor of Law, Western Sydney University, a specialist in media law as it applies to children.
New South Wales Dr Wayne Warburton PhD, MAPS, GAICD Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology, Macquarie University; Consumer Director, Governing Council, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (6 years); Consumer Director, Board, Energy and Water Ombudsman of NSW (6 years)
Western Australia Linda Savage  BA(Hons), LLB, MA, Lawyer, Ambassador for Children and Young People in WA
Queensland Kevan Goodworth OAM BA, M.Phil (Notts), MACEL; Education consultant; past Director ACSSO [Australian Council of State School Organisations]; past CEO P&Cs Qld; former Assistant Director General, Education Queensland
Victoria Dr Anthea Rhodes MBBS (Hons), FRACP, MHPE; Paediatrician; Director, National Child Health Poll; Lecturer, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne



Australian Capital Territory Dr Catherine Page Jeffery PhD, BA (Hons). Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Sydney; research specialises in digital media use and families.
Northern Territory    


Corporate representative Member Background information
Richard Kwan
Founder and CEO, Kiratech


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