/Media Releases 03.06.22


The Ausfilm Board is honoured to announce the reappointment of Australia’s highly respected business leader, gender equity advocate and sustainability adviser, Sam Mostyn A.O., as its independent Chair for a three-year term commencing May 2022.

As a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, Ms Mostyn has a long history of governance roles across business, sport, the arts, policy, women’s affairs, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her corporate roles have encompassed culture change, human resources, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and corporate sustainability.

Ausfilm’s CEO, Kate Marks said “For the last three years Sam has been an outstanding leader for the organisation, the Ausfilm Board and a strong advocate for our screen services membership who underpin Australia’s ability to attract international productions.

“Her intellect, strategic vision, advice and authenticity has been integral to Ausfilm and its membership as this sector of the screen industry experiences rapid growth and exponential innovation, as a result of the Australian Government’s continued support of its national Screen Production Incentive Scheme.”

Ms Mostyn said “It is a privilege to serve as Chair of Ausfilm and I am delighted to be appointed for another term. The strategic importance of Ausfilm as Australia’s principal screen association advocating for Australian screen businesses working on international productions has never been more important.

“As Australia continues to strengthen its position globally as one of the top destinations for international film and TV, resulting in record levels of international investment into the Australian economy, Ausfilm in partnership with the Australian Government, and state and territory governments, has a unique opportunity to support and grow career and business opportunities for future generations across Australia’s creative sector”.

Sam Mostyn

Ms Sam Mostyn A.O. was originally appointed as Chair to the Ausfilm Board in May 2019. Ausfilm’s Deputy Chair is Emma Drummond, Group Head of Legal & Business Affairs at Animal Logic in Sydney

Ausfilm’s Board includes:

Emma Drummond,
Ausfilm Board Deputy Chair
Group Head of Legal & Business Affairs Animal Logic (NSW/LA)
Graeme Mason, CEO – Screen Australia
Lynne Benzie, President Village Roadshow Studios (QLD)Kylie Munnich, CEO – Screen Queensland
John Hughes, Head of Studios Fox Studios Australia (NSW)Kate Croser, CEO – South Australian Film Corporation
Nerissa Kavanagh, Managing Director Blackbird (NSW)Rikki-Lea Bestall, CEO – Screenwest
Dale Roberts, CEO KOJO Studios (SA)Kyas Hepworth, Head of Screen NSW – commencing July 2022
 Observer: Caroline Pitcher, CEO – VicScreen

Ausfilm Board Headshots here.

Ausfilm Media Contact:
Rachelle Gibson, Director of Marketing & Industry Partnerships
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