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Senior Management

Graeme Mason | Chief Executive Officer


Graeme commenced as CEO on 11 November 2013. Graeme has previously worked in both factual and entertainment TV programming in his native Australia before moving to the UK. In Britain he worked across all aspects of film production, sales and acquisitions, and distribution for companies such as Manifesto and Polygram Filmed Entertainment. From 1998 to 2002 he was president of worldwide acquisitions for Universal Studios. He then joined Channel 4 Television as head of media projects and later as managing director of rights before moving to New Zealand to lead the New Zealand Film Commission from 2009 to 2013. With over 20 years of international experience in film, television and multimedia businesses, Mr Mason has an intimate knowledge of the full spectrum of the screen sector, having worked with large US studios, a UK television network, independent producers and government agencies.

  • Sally Mynett Executive Assistant to the CEO

Fiona Cameron | Chief Operating Officer

Fiona Cameron

Fiona joined Screen Australia at its inception, 1 July 2008, as Executive Director, Strategy and Operations. Prior to this role Fiona was a General Manager with DMG Radio Australia, responsible for launching the new radio brand Nova in Melbourne. Fiona has worked across state and federal government in portfolios as varied as education, regional development and communications. Fiona has been a Director of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Commercial Radio Australia.

  • Susie Cortez Executive Assistant to the COO

Richard Nankivell | Chief Financial Officer

Richard Nankivell

Richard joined Screen Australia in October 2010 from City of Ryde where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has an extensive background in finance and administration from his time in local government having held senior management positions in a number of NSW metropolitan and rural councils including City of Ryde, Parramatta City Council, Willoughby City Council, Corowa Council and Boorowa Council. Richard holds an Associate in Local Government Administration and was awarded the Albert Mainard Local Government Scholarship sponsored by the then Town Clerks Society of NSW in 1982.

Sally Caplan | Head of Production

Sally Caplan

Sally has over 25 years of international experience in the screen production industry. She is a highly respected and seasoned senior executive whose roles have covered all aspects of financing, development, acquisition, production and distribution. Sally began her career as a solicitor specialising in entertainment law. In her most recent role as Managing Director of Entertainment One (EOne), she oversaw its international film sales operations out of the UK. Before joining EOne, Sally headed the Premiere Fund of the UK Film Council for five years, where she was responsible for funding and overseeing the production from script stage of over 45 films, including titles such as The King’s Speech, Miss Potter and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Prior to joining the UK Film Council, Sally was President of Icon Film Distribution UK and held senior acquisition, distribution and production positions at Icon Film Distribution, Momentum Pictures and Universal Pictures International.

Penny Smallacombe | Head of indigenous

Penny Smallacombe

Penny is a member of the Maramanindji people from the Northern Territory. She has completed a cadetship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has a Master of Arts (Documentary Producing) degree from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She worked as Producer/Director with the Indigenous Programs Unit in the ABC, and produced the ABC’s highly successful Yarning Up series 1 and 2. Penny was also a part of the Screen Australia Indigenous Department’s Producers Initiative in 2011. She produced a series of shorts called The Forgotten Ones in 2010, directed by prisoners from the Northern Territory, and most recently has been working as a Senior Programmer for NITV, National Indigenous Television, a division of SBS.

Richard Harris | Head of Business & Audience

Richard Harris

Richard was previously CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). As SAFC CEO Richard introduced a suite of initiatives and programs that underpinned a resurgence in local production levels and built the creative and production company base in South Australia. In particular, he created FilmLab, the development program which nurtured a new generation of South Australian talent. He also oversaw the construction of Adelaide Studios. Prior to the SAFC Richard was the Executive Director of the Australian Directors Guild. His previous experience included policy positions at the Screen Producers Association of Australia and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has taught media policy at the University of Sydney and is the author of Film in the Age of Digital Distribution. In 2007, Variety labelled him one of 20 global film executives to watch and in 2010 he was listed as one of Encore’s ‘Power 50’.

Tim Phillips | Head of Producer offset &
                        co-production unit

Tim was Legal and Business Affairs Manager at the Australian Children's Television Foundation where he had responsibility for advising on all aspects of the ACTF's production, funding, distribution and licensing activities. Tim has also worked as an intellectual property lawyer at Minter Ellison, advising media and online businesses, and as a strategist for media buying company emitch Ltd. As a senior investment manager with Screen Australia, Tim has managed large, small and complex television and film productions from development through to distribution and release. His role in developing and administering the multiplatform and online programs at Screen Australia has provided him with an intricate understanding of audience trends and new distribution platforms.

Jane Supit | Head of Legal

Jane Supit

Jane joins Screen Australia as Head of Legal Services, having acted in the role, seconded from the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), since August 2013. Since completing her law degree at ANU and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney with a double major in fine arts including film studies, Jane has practiced in commercial law specialising in technology and ICT projects, intellectual property, legal risk advising, funding, probity, governance and compliance. At AGS Jane was a senior lawyer and the team leader of the Sydney commercial team. She has worked on many significant projects for the Australian Government and was awarded an Australia Day award for her work on the bank guarantee scheme during the GFC.