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The Strategy and Operations Department is committed to delivering the highest quality outcomes in the management and service delivery of Screen Australia’s programs and policies.

We work co-operatively with stakeholders and other portfolio agencies to reduce duplication, garner market intelligence and disseminate information and research for the benefit of the industry, and to assist screen policy development. We are committed to conducting our business to satisfy all relevant statutory obligations, and to developing a governance framework and policies to ensure our activities are conducted in accordance with the highest corporate governance standards.

Policy and Research | Communications | Program Operations | Human Resources

Fiona Cameron | Chief Operating Officer

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 Strategy and Operations Liaison
  • Melanie Whyte Administration Assistant
  • Sandy George Journalist, Screen Intel

Policy and Research

  • Tessa Mills Senior Manager, Policy and Research
  • Natasha Aslanian Information and Research Analyst
  • Felicity Clive Research Analyst
  • Patrick May Policy Analyst
  • Anthony Johnsen Data Analyst
  • Justine Dalla-Pozza Researcher
  • Paul Robson Researcher


  • Scott Dawkins Senior Manager, Communications
  • Jane Alexander Senior Publicist
  • Caris Bizzaca Writer
  • Emma Carroll Social Media and Digital Communications Officer
  • Laura Drewe Design and Digital Production Coordinator (part-time)
  • Clio Ellis Events and Publicity Coordinator
  • Julia Heaton Digital Content Producer
  • Chris James Multimedia Content Producer
  • Georgina Ley Coordinator, Policy, Research and Communications

Program Operations

  • Diana Burnett Senior Manager, Program Operations
  • Sarah Vaughan Manager, Program Operations (Melbourne)
  • Alissa Chekalin Programs Coordinator
  • Caroline Doss Programs Coordinator
  • Lucinda Reynolds Programs Coordinator
  • Ruth Gogarty Programs Administrator
  • Amanda Cowie Administrator
  • Crystal Pettit Administrator
  • Alyce Adams Administration Assistant (Melbourne)


  • Monika Padiyachi HR Manager
  • Fiona Herron HR Business Partner
  • Jessica Ward HR Administrator

Office Management

  • Lucinda Summers Office Manager
  • Rebecca Cooper Receptionist (Sydney)
  • Christine Howard Receptionist (Melbourne)