5 September 2016
One of Australia’s most respected and entrepreneurial media executives, Anita Jacoby has joined The Funding Network’s (TFN’s) board. Anita has been closely following the growth of TFN since it launched in Australia in 2013 and is excited by the organisation’s future potential to expand and impact even more people.
“With Anita’s extensive television background, she is joining TFN at the perfect time,” said Lisa Cotton, TFN’s Co-founder and CEO. “After three years, we’ve proven the power of our collective giving model and now we’re ready to tell more of the incredibly inspiring stories of transformation of social entrepreneurs and donors alike”, she said.
Anita’s career spans 30 years in the broadcast industry as an award-winning news and current affairs journalist and has produced TV programs for all the major networks. She was Director of TV and Head of Development and Production for Zapruder’s Other Films, which created and produced Enough Rope with Andrew Denton and The Gruen Transfer. More recently she has been Managing Director of ITV Studios Australia.
In addition to her television experience, she plays a key role in the industry’s governance and regulatory affairs as a Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. In the non-profit field, Anita has been a non-executive director of the national mental health initiative, headspace and the Arts Law Centre of Australia. She also has advisory roles with the Belvoir Theatre, Alzheimer’s Association of NSW, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, Women in Media and 1 Million Women.
“I am delighted to be joining TFN’s board,” said Anita. “I love its grassroots nature and ability to provide some of our unsung heroes working on the front lines of social change, a voice and financial support to help take their valuable work to wider Australia”.