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
Independent, Non-Executive Director BAH, Queen’s University, Kingston Canada; MPP, Harvard Kennedy School
Alison joined the Board in 2018, following work with AI-Media’s Canadian entity.

Alison is the Senior 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. She also leads OPTrust’s sustainable incubation portfolio, with invests in venture and growth-stage businesses addressing climate change.

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.

In addition to AI-Media, Alison is a board member of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), a governor of Ridley College and a board director of a privately held media company.

She has a deep commitment to public service. She co-founded and was the CEO of the Samara Centre for Democracy, is the author of the best-selling book Tragedy in the Commons, was a Senior Fellow and instructor at the University of Toronto and the president of the Canadian Club of Toronto.

She received the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for service to Canada. She was also named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She has degrees from Queen’s University and the Harvard Kennedy School and completed the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Alison is a member of AIM’s RNC (Remuneration and Nomination Committee) and 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 current public company Director roles include Beston Global Food Company (ASX: BFC) and investment company Silk Logistics Holdings Limited (ASX:SLH). Cheryl also serves on the Board of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and is a member of the Bid Advisory Conmittee for the Nature Positive Economy CRC.

A business leader with proven capability to add value through applying a strategic focus to growth as well as managing the challenges of geographic product and channel expansion, digital strategy and development, innovation and business growth, Cheryl’s corporate experience encompasses a range of senior strategic technology, digital strategy roles and global marketing roles. These include 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, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and member of CEW (Chief Executive Women) and their Policy and Advocacy Committee as well as the Education Working Committee of the 30%+ Club.

Cheryl serves as Chair of AIM’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

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