The Board - Ai-Media

The Board

Innovative & Visionary

Tony Abrahams


Tony was the co-founder of Ai-Media and has been CEO since the company was launched in 2003. In addition Tony is a Director of Northcott Disability Services. As a Rhodes Scholar, Tony attended the University of Oxford where he received an MBA and MPhil in Economics. In 2013 Tony was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.


Deanne Weir


Deanne has served as a director of Ai-Media since 2010, and became Chairman in August 2013. An entrepreneur, company director and philanthropist, Deanne is also Chair of Hoodlum, an Emmy and BAFTA award winning production company.  Deanne is passionate about community engagement and the power of story-telling to help influence social change, and in 2017 was appointed Chairman of the Sydney Film Festival.  Deanne is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


John Martin

Non-Executive Director

John is an experienced director, CEO of ASX listed companies and a corporate lawyer. He is a former executive partner of the Corporate Practice of Allens Arthur, a former CEO of ASX listed Babcock & Brown Communities Group and Primelife Corporation and a director of biotech companies Proteome Systems and BTF. John is currently a director of Regeneus and a principal of The Channel Group.


Sue Sanossian

Company Secretary

Sue Sanossian joined Ai-Media in 2011 and is responsible for assisting the Board and company in meeting its fiduciary, compliance and corporate governance obligations. Sue is a pivotal point of contact for the Board, senior executives, external consultants, staff and industry peers. She has previously held positions in such companies as United International Pictures, Hoyts, Greater Union, Rogen and AUSTAR.


Eileen Hopkins

Executive Director UK

Eileen has held senior Directorships in a number of organisations including The National Autistic Society and the ASD research organisation Autistica. She has held Non-Executive Board positions with Zurich and What a Difference a Day Makes. She provides ASD consultancy to The Shirley Foundation, other organisations in the UK and internationally and is a member of the WHO expert group.


Alison Loat

Director and Board Chair, Canada

Alison Loat is an entrepreneur, public policy leader and management consultant. She is the managing director of FCLT Global, co-founder of Samara Canada and is on the board of the Banff Forum.

Alison received degrees from Queen’s University and the Harvard Kennedy School and has awards for her public service leadership. She is a fellow at the University of Toronto. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, where she co-leads a disability rights initiative.


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