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Development & Operations Grants Advisory Committee

The voluntary involvement of experienced community broadcasters and industry experts in our peer review grant processes is at the heart of how we operate.

The Development & Operations Grants Advisory Committee provides an independent advisory role in grants disbursement and the formulation of funding policy.  It makes funding recommendations on Development & Operations grants.

The members of the Development & Operations GAC are:

Anna Schinella (Chair)

Anna Schinella was a board member of Radio Skid Row from 1984-86 and the first ethnic/multicultural programming coordinator at Radio Skid Row (and possibly the first in community radio in Australia) from 1986-88. She has returned to the station in recent years and is currently the President. She has been heavily involved in ethnic community broadcasting and coordinated the ethnic community broadcasters' application for the first Sydney-wide ethnic radio licence in Sydney. Anna has extensive project management and communications experience in both the public sector (Department of Communications, NSW Department of Family and Community Services) and in the community sector. She has worked in community radio, the ABC and SBS, the Weather Channel UK and Optus Television. She works in strategic communications and program research in her current position for the NSW Government.  Anna is also on the Sector Investment Advisory Committee.


Jurgen Schaub

Jurgen Schaub's career is centred on technology, information and user experience in the not-for-profit sector. He has volunteered at PBS for thirteen years, and has served on the PBS Board for the past six years. Jurgen has also volunteered for or assisted 3MBS, 3CR, RRR, SYN, and JOY. He sat on the 3MBS board and served as chair of their technical committee. Jurgen also co-founded Emit Media, an organisation providing streaming and radio-on-demand services for several community stations around the country of all sizes and locations. He enjoys open data, wine, Excel and interesting music.


Michelle White

Michelle White is a Yamatji woman from mid-West WA, born and raised in Perth on Noongar boodja.  Michelle is a volunteer at 100.9fm Noongar radio in Perth and is developing a series of feature programs which will focus on sharing stories from Noongar communities in the Wheatbelt. Michelle is an award winning journalist, with more than 25 years experience in radio and television. She is a former WA State correspondent for ABC programs The 7.30 Report, Australian Story and Triple J's Morning Show and was the Series Producer for Message Stick and CEO of 100.9fm Noongar Radio. Michelle currently works for Community Arts Network managing Aboriginal programs, media and PR and she freelances as a writer and producer.


Campbell McNolty

Campbell McNolty began volunteering at PBS when he was fifteen years old. He later became a trainer, managed university station Radio Monash, and in 2015 joined both the former Training Grants Advisory Committee and became the Education and Training Manager at youth broadcaster SYN.



Development & Operations Committee Member Scott Black

Scott Black

Scott brings extensive content production experience to the DOGAC and time spent on another CBF committee. He was previously General Manager at Briz31 and is now the Station Manager at 4RPH. In his spare time, Scott is a screenwriter and comedian and runs Late Nite Media, a podcast site and comedy writing service.

Development & Operations Committee Member Bill McGinnis.

Bill McGinnis

Bill has held senior positions in media, academia and government. For nine years he managed the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Broadcasting Program.  With hands-on broadcasting experience spanning 45 years, Bill has held board positions with seven community broadcasters, managed 6UVS FM (now RTR FM) and has operated his own rural telecommunications consultancy. Now retired on a small farm, Bill presents a weekly music program on Braidwood FM and serves on its Board.

Gaelle Broad

Gaelle Broad

Gaelle Broad is General Manager of 105.1 Life FM Bendigo. Gaelle brings over twenty years’ experience working in government, business, and community relations. Gaelle’s interest in radio began at a community station. She has volunteered at the Vision Australia Radio network (RPH), and worked as a presenter and producer for ABC Local Radio. Her educational qualifications include a Masters in Public Policy and Graduate Diploma in Communications. Gaelle is married with three children.