Advertising Standards Bureau Review of Operations 2014 - Page 56

MARIA COSMIDIS Appointed August 2011 PAUL DOORN Appointed September 2014 FIONA GILES Appointed August 2013 Maria Cosmidis is currently employed by the South West Sydney Community Legal Centre as the Executive Officer. The Legal Centre provides free legal advice to those unable to afford a lawyer, and supports many hundreds of women affected by domestic violence every year. Paul is Executive Director of Sport and Recreation in the NSW Office for Sport. In this position, he leads the development of strategic directions for sport and recreation in NSW linked to government priorities and NSW 2021 outcomes. She has a long history of working in the field of multicultural affairs, being the current Chairperson of the Metro Migrant Resource Centre and sitting on that board for over 12 years. Maria is actively involved in many multicultural events and programs in Sydney. He was Chief Executive Officer of Institute of Public Administration (NSW) between 2009 and 2012. A well-known writer and editor, Fiona is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, where she has worked since 2005. Fiona is on the editorial advisory board of Australian Feminist Studies and Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge. Maria has a Bachelor of Arts/Social Work, and a Masters of Management from UTS, having been granted a scholarship with the Australian Sports Commission’s “Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women” to undertake this further study. A passionate sport participant and fan, Maria enjoys watching and playing sport and spending time with her young daughter. Being of Greek heritage, Maria and her family travel to Greece regularly. 54 Paul spent two years working in the Abu Dhabi Education Council managing a major public private partnership program for schools in the Emirate and providing leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality educational support to schools in the Emirate. He has also worked in curriculum development and as a classroom teacher in the NSW government system. He has a Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and most recently was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Public Administration. A passionate sport participant and fan, when he’s not at work Paul likes to spend time supporting his wife and two daughters in their sporting endeavours, and when time permits you will often find him out in the early morning riding his bike with friends and thousands of other MAMILs. Since graduating in English Literature from Oxford University Fiona has worked in publishing, editing and print journalism and has published six books, 11 book chapters, and numerous journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Her books include Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts (2003) with her most recent publication, “The Magazine that Isn’t”: The Future of Features Online published in TEXT in April 2014. Fiona’s current research interests include creative non-fiction, long-form journalism, and feature writing, together with health communications and the role of pleasure in health promotion. She has featured in two documentaries on breastfeeding, Milk Men: Can We Deliver? (2003) and Breast Milk (2012) and is interested in representations of breastfeeding and maternal sexuality. Fiona lives in Sydney with her two teenage sons. Advertising Standards Bureau