AI Media Board Of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Meet the AI-Media board of directors who are promoting long-term profitability and driving sustainable shareholder value.
Tony Abrahams
Tony Abrahams
Co-Founder, Director and CEO | BCom (Hons). LLB (UNSW), MPhil. MBA (Oxford)
Tony co-founded Ai-Media in 2003. He 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.

In previous roles, Tony worked to establish the Oxford Internet Institute in 2001, while attending the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Tony has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2006.
John Martin
Non-Executive Director and Chair | BA LLB (Hons)
John joined the board in 2010 and served as the company’s first Chairman until 2013. He is an experienced company director and business executive, having served as CEO and director of ASX-listed Babcock & Brown Communities, Primelife and Regeneus.

John is a former corporate and executive partner of the law firm Allens where he specialised in M&A, fundraising and corporate advisory. He is a Non-Executive Director of Australian national law firm, Sparke Helmore; biotech company, Biopoint; and US internet services and infrastructure company, Lokket.

John is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chair of AIM’s ARC (Audit and Risk Committee), and a member of AIM’s RNC (Remuneration and Nomination Committee).
Alison Loat
Non-Executive Director | BAH, Queen’s University, Kington Canada; MPP, Harvard Kennedy School
Alison joined the Board in 2018 and is the Chair of Ai-Media’s Canadian entity. Alison is the Managing Director, Sustainable Investing and Innovation at OPTrust, a Canadian public pension plan, where she is responsible for environmental, social and governance related aspects of $23 billion CAD in globally diversified investments and for building and managing an investment portfolio that deploys capital at the intersection of sustainability and innovation. Previously, Alison was the Senior Managing Director of FCLTGlobal where she worked with asset owners, managers and companies to advance long-term investing. She’s also worked at McKinsey & Company, a healthcare technology company and was on the founding team of the MaRS Discovery District, a medical commercialization facility in Toronto.

She has a deep commitment to public service. She co-founded and was the CEO of the Samara Centre for Democracy and was a Senior Fellow and instructor at the University of Toronto and the president of the Canadian Club of Toronto.

Alison is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an Advisory Board member at the Max Bell School at McGill University, a board director at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and a governor of Ridley College. In addition to Ai-Media, she is also a board director at The Logic, a privately held media company.

She received both the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for her service to Canada and was named one of the WXN 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She holds a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Alison is a member of AIM’s RNC (Remuneration and Nomination Committee) and a member of the ARC (Audit and Risk Committee).
Cheryl Hayman
Independent, Non-Executive Director | Bachelor of Commerce, FAICD, FGIA
Cheryl joined the board in March 2022 and has extensive experience working as an independent Director across multiple sectors including ASX-listed companies as well as industry bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

Her Board roles include Beston Global Food Company (ASX: BFC) and Silk Logistics Holdings (ASX:SLH).

Cheryl’s corporate experience encompasses a range of senior strategic technology, digital strategy roles and global marketing roles including Head of Marketing and Innovation at Sunrice, George Weston Foods, Unilever Australia, NZ and UK, Yum Restaurants International and Who Weekly magazine.

Cheryl is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and serves as Chair of AIM’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

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