VIC State President

Amanda Pearson – State President, Vic Branch Amanda worked for Village Cinemas for many decades at various locations in Victoria. She loves the splendour of the movies, and is presently honoured to be President of the Victorian branch of the Cinema Pioneers… a keen gardener, a passionate cat owner, attends as many horse racing events as she can, even around the world.

NSW State President

Michael Selwyn – State President, NSW/ACT Branch Michael Selwyn brings over 40 years of experience in international theatrical distribution and marketing across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australasia. A UK Chartered Accountant, Michael was appointed MD of United International Pictures, (UIP) Belgium, followed by a move to become MD of UIP Australia in 1993.  He…

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Retiring from NEC in July 2024

John Rochester – Committee Member John commenced with HOYTS Theatres Limited in 1975 and in 1976 was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He was appointed General Manager Theatre Operations and in 1980 was appointed to the Board of HOYTS, then owned by Twentieth Century Fox. In 1982 he joined The Greater Union Organisation…

Catherine Lavelle – Committee Member One of Australia’s leading film and television public relations consultants, Catherine began her career with Warner Bros in 1983 working as an under-secretary in the legal department in London. Moving to Australia in 1988 and joining Beyond – ultimately as Marketing Manager for Beyond Films, Catherine established the boutique public…

Retiring from NEC in July 2024

Tim Read – Committee Member Tim was fortunate enough to have a forty-year career in the production side of the industry during which he was an editor, a producer and worked at Film Australia, the AFTRS and the Australian Film Commission.  Throughout his time in the industry Tim also served on many craft and lobbying…