The Board

Innovative & Visionary

Tony Abrahams

CEO

Tony is the CEO of Ai-Media, a business he co-founded in 2003. As a Rhodes Scholar, Tony attended the University of Oxford from 1998-2001 where he received an MBA and MPhil in Economics. Tony has Commerce and Law degrees from UNSW and was the university medallist in accounting in 1998. Tony served as a Director of Northcott Disability Services from 2010 to 2018, and was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2013.

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Deanne Weir

Chair

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alison Loat

Director; 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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Elaine Lam

Director, Canada

Elaine was appointed to the Board of Ai-Media Canada in September 2017. Elaine is Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning at the G Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, and has worked extensively with public sector, non-profit and private sector clients in the area of education strategic planning, policy and process advisement.

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Mark Phillips

Director, US

Mark joined the Board of Ai-Media Inc in May 2016.  A Senior Project Engineer at Otherlab, Mark has extensive experience working in multiple teams in fast-paced development, start-up and manufacturing environments. As a technical process development engineer with thirteen years of industrial experience in high-volume-manufacturing fabs and fast-paced start-up environments, Mark’s experience encompasses project leadership, process path-finding and development, technology integration, module ownership and line sustaining, and technology transfer.

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