The Board of Hope Media Ltd comprises non-executive directors who drive the strategic direction of Hope Media.
Working with CEO Phillip Randall the board helps enable the organisation to obtain the resources, funds and personnel necessary to implement Hope Media’s strategic objectives. They also implement and maintain a system of good governance and monitor the performance of the organisation.
The board of directors are elected by the membership of Hope Media Ltd.
A director of Hope Media since 2019, David was appointed Chairman in 2023. Prior to his role as a Hope director he had been involved in community broadcasting as a Board member of Christian Media and the Arts Australia and the Community Broadcasting Foundation, and as a consultant assisted the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and a number of Christian Community broadcasters.
David is a Chartered Accountant and founding partner of Resolve Consulting, a management consulting firm that specialises in working with Christian not-for-profits in the areas of governance, leadership development and financial management.
He co-authored the book Community Governance (published in 5 languages and in 57 countries), has authored a large number of published articles and developed and delivered international training curriculum in school and not-for-profit business management and governance. He has also undertaken national and international consulting projects.
David is an experienced Board member and Chairman, having held various roles during his career including Chairman of the Melos Foundation, Juice Media, Christian Super, and Scripture Union Australia.
In his spare time David and his wife Simone enjoy camping and touring, as well as being actively involved in family and church life.
Brett is a senior executive and non-executive director who has worked in England and Australia with a focus on digital, data, media and entertainment. His experience is diverse and is held together by common threads of strategic thinking, innovation, delivering creative solutions and communicating complex issues simply.
Brett serves on three community radio station boards around Australia: Hope Media Limited, Family Radio Limited and Sunshine Coast Christian Broadcasters Limited. He is the Hope Media Deputy Chair and Chair of the Risk Committee. Brett is also on the Penrith Visual & Performing Arts Board that looks after the legendary Q Theatre, the Joan, Penrith Conservatorium of Music and the Penrith Regional Gallery. He chairs its Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee, and the Performing Arts Committee.
Brett is a mentor at the Australian Institute of Music’s iHUB music tech incubator and he was a founding trustee of CompassionArt, a project where 10 leading gospel songwriters wrote songs for charity to help create freedom from poverty. Brett was also a founding trustee of the National Youth Arts Trust in England that provides bursaries for under-privileged youth to participate in the arts.
Brett founded the boutique digital, media and technology law firm Westbright Law and held in-house legal roles at OFX, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Qantas Loyalty and TotallyMoney, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Electronic Arts, SEGA & BMG Music Publishing in England.
Brett represented Musiio in its sale to Soundcloud and recording artists across the globe including Martin Smith, Delirious, Matt Redman, Montaigne, Guy Sebastian, Tim Hughes, Passenger, Graham Kendrick, Moya Brennan, Nick Herbert, and Kathryn Scott. He also helped to establish the UK Christian festival, the Big Church Day Out.
In his podcast series, Fatherhood, Brett talks to fathers of faith and addresses subjects like divorce and infertility. Brett’s other podcast, The Lock In, launched at the height of the global pandemic shares lock in stories from around the world.
Brett is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and New South Wales and holds the Certified International Privacy Professional European qualification (CIPP/E). His early career was spent with Baker & McKenzie (Sydney & London) and Deacons (Sydney – now Norton Rose Fulbright). Prior to law, he worked in radio at 2KA/One-FM in various roles. He once also tried to open a restaurant and in his spare time teaches himself guitar, so progress is slow.
Duane has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, accounting and treasury, business evaluation and project feasibility and design; primarily in the mining and resources sector. During this career, he has been involved in a broad range of roles and transactions both as principal when engaged as Chief Financial Officer, as well as advising clients executing such tasks. He has worked in Sydney, New York, London and Singapore and is currently Brisbane based.
Duane’s current focus is on advising clients when executing corporate finance transactions, and identifying assets and projects which may be unwanted by their current owners but present a value creating opportunity for new owners with a different strategic approach to managing the asset.
Duane and Bernice along with their three daughters have long been passionate about the positive role of Christian media in our society.
Philippa has over 20 years’ experience in leadership in public relations, marketing, and communications across creative, tech, fast growth and not-for-profit industries. She has been interviewed on global stages for her communications insights and won awards from leading media organisations for her radio and print journalism. Philippa’s track record includes 10 years in journalism for the BBC and ABC, where she was awarded the ABC Radio National Prize, FEBC Australia operations manager — part of Christian radio mission FEBC International, owning a successful PR agency for 20 years with clients such as Fuji Xerox and Adobe, lecturing in news journalism and media writing at Australia’s leading journalism school, Charles Sturt University, and publicity for Naomi Simson, CEO of redballoon.com.au.
With a Graduate Diploma in Divinity from the Australian College of Theology, Philippa is also an itinerant preacher. She has been invited on ABC Radio National to talk about Christianity, and her favourite opportunity is sharing with others why getting to know Jesus at forty-something was the most humbling, funniest, life-altering, joyful experience she could never have imagined.
Narelle is an experienced business manager with a record of accomplishment in identifying, planning and leading comprehensive business development strategies, systems analysis, and strategic business planning.
She has 20-plus years of business experience across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and a decade of board experience.
Throughout her career she has worked professionally as an executive officer, business and systems analyst and business development manager and in a volunteer capacity as chairman and non-executive director.
Narelle has a passion for community radio spending years co-presenting a business and technology program, volunteering as sponsorship manager and serving on the board of a sub-metro community radio station.
Narelle has a Business Information Systems Degree, Diploma of Hospitality Business Management, a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration.
Dave Parker is a creative executive who has embraced a dynamically changing industry using innovation and collaboration to deliver business and staff growth. He has been involved in the music industry for over 25 years. For two decades he worked for major labels EMI and Universal in a variety of roles across marketing, sales, A&R, strategy, operations and business analytics. As COO of a media outlet he assumed responsibility over the business strategy and various business verticals and operations including podcasting, online and print, national touring and special events. As Director of Dave Parker Management, he considers it a privilege to manage a roster of artists across a variety of music genres.
Dave sits on the board of Emu Music, a Christian music ministry that provides resource and training in church music, contributing to their strategic initiatives.
Dave has a Bachelor of Business, a Masters in Business Management, and a certificate in Theology.
Dave’s two passions, the gospel and music, are intertwined throughout all he does including involvement with the music teams at his church in Sydney.
Deb has traversed the Music and Entertainment industry since launching her first original album in 2002. She was catapulted thereon as a recording, performing and touring singer songwriter over the next 15 years across Asia and Australia.
Over that time Deb also completed her Masters in Arts Management, worked as a lawyer, lectured and administrated the business course for the Australian Institute of Music. She then combined her learnings to build careers for Artists and Entertainers in the Youtube world, establishing her companies Monsoon Productions and Soulmanna Live in Artist Management, Touring and Promotion across Asia Pacific.
Her entrepreneurial experience couples with her nature and gifting in execution and project management – Deb is galvaniser and connector in any season and context.
She is a wife and mother of three, and currently runs multiple businesses across hospitality, education, tech and property management. She is passionate about creating community and building the Kingdom in all her activities and endeavours.