Advertising Standards Bureau Review of Operations 2014 - Page 58

WILLIAM McINNES Appointed September 2014 PAULA McNAMARA Appointed August 2008 NIGEL MILAN, AM Appointed August 2011 William is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. He has played lead and supporting roles in some of Australia’s most successful and memorable productions. Growing up with parents in the hospitality industry, Paula made her first coffee at 15 and has worked in a variety of cafes and restaurants in Melbourne, Sydney and London. Now a professional non-executive director and executive coach, most of Nigel’s career has been in television and broadcasting, in the Australian and New Zealand public and private sectors. Nigel, who has held numerous non-executive directorships in not for profit organisations, was a member of the board of the Fred Hollows Foundation from 1997 to 2007 (Chair from 2002) and National Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from October 2006 until October 2010. In television, William has shone in dramatic lead roles in The Shark Net, My Brother Jack, Blue Heelers, Stepfather of the Bride, Seachange, the telemovie Curtin, and in East West 101. William most recently starred Dangerous Remedy, and in The Time Of Our Lives. William has received the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in 2005 as well as an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award in 2007. In 2009, William featured in Prime Mover and Blessed. In early 2011, William was in the New Zealand feature, The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell. William’s stage performances include Don Juan for Sydney Theatre Company, Macbeth for Melbourne Theatre Company and Darcy for both company’s landmark productions of Pride and Prejudice. Most recently, William appeared in Equus for Perth Theatre Company and My Fair Lady in New Zealand. William is also an author of seven books, which he co-wrote with his late wife Sarah Watt, and was awarded the 2012 Indie Non Fiction Book of the Year. His most recent book The Birdwatcher, was published in November 2013. William lives in Melbourne with his two teenage children. 56 Working in businesses focused on food Paula loves the sense of community and familiarity that builds up over time between regular customers and staff—in a big anonymous city, the local cafe and shops can be a small haven of neighbourliness. Returning to study Paula recently finished an Arts Degree at Sydney University, majoring in English literature and Australian History. With an interest in theatre, film and television, time constraints have made television her main form of entertainment. She loves documentaries, particularly stories about real people and the challenges life throws our way. Paula lives in Sydney with her teenage daughter. While Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) from 1998 until 2006, SBS television and radio audiences grew significantly as did the quantity and quality of Australian (including Indigenous) produced programs on the network. In Australia, Nigel had a successful commercial radio career in CEO and leadership roles in the Macquarie, Bond Radio and ARN networks. He was Chief Executive Officer of Radio New Zealand from 1991-1995. Currently Nigel is on the Board of the Greater Sydney Local Land Service, Chairs the Advisory Board of The Australian School of Performing Arts and is Chairman of Special Olympics Australia. He and his wife Judi own a small cattle farm in the Southern Highlands of NSW. His daughter Lucy is a teaching musician and singer who lives in London. Advertising Standards Bureau