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Marc Fennell - Creator of No.1 global podcast hit 'Stuff the British Stole' & Walkley-winning journalist

Marc Fennell is a Walkley-winning journalist & documentary maker.

A 5-time medallist at the New York Festivals TV and Radio Awards, Marc has been nominated twice for Europe’s prestigious Rose d’Or. He is a recipient of America’s coveted James Beard Foundation Award, an Asian Creative Academy National Award, and Webby Award Honors. The Times (UK) has called Marc the “cheerful Aussie version of Louis Theroux”.

Marc is the creator of the popular, award-winning television series & podcast Stuff the British Stole for ABC Australia and CBC Canada. He is also seen each weeknight as the quizmaster of SBS TV’s iconic game show Mastermind.

Marc has fronted groundbreaking docs like the Logie & AACTA nominated School That Tried to End Racism (ABC 2021), The Kindom (SBS 2023) The Mission (SBS 2023) Rose d’Or shortlisted art-heist docu-series Framed (SBS 2021) as well as the hit Audible Original Podcasts It Burns (2019) Nut Jobs (2020) and House of Skulls (2023)

Marc anchored SBS TV’s national current affairs program The Feed for 9 years (2013-2022). He has reported around the globe from the 2019 Hong Kong protests to food crime in California to survivors of ISIS torture. Marc’s one-on-one interviews with the likes of Al Gore, Tom Cruise, Julian Assange, and Jennifer Lawrence have generated over 30 million online views.

A well-known voice on ABC Radio, Fennell has presented the technology program Download this Show since 2012 and was triple j’s Movie Guy from 2006-2017.

Marc has written 2 books and has also appeared on ABC’s The Drum, Network Ten’s The Project, SBS’s Dateline and Insight, and heard on top-rating ABC Radio Sydney.

Marc is the dad of 2 kids and lives in Sydney, Australia. He also helped found the not-for-profit advocacy group Media Diversity Australia.

Marc had an unusual path into journalism. He won an AFI Outstanding Young Film Critics Award back in high school. His broadcasting career began as the film critic for Sydney community radio station FBi 94.5. At 19 years old, Marc was recruited to SBS's rebooted version of The Movie Show (2004). He then jumped to the ABC's national youth broadcaster triple j to present film content across its radio, television and print arms. For 11 years, Marc was Australia's most listened-to film critic - better known to over 3.1 million triple j listeners as ‘That Movie Guy’. He also hosted the largest short film festival in the world Tropfest 2014-2016

Marc was a presenter and producer for all 3 seasons of ABC TV's ground-breaking journalism experiment Hungry Beast (2009-2011) under Executive Producer Andrew Denton.

Away from the camera, Marc has been an art director, web developer, magazine and newspaper writer and oh-so-briefly a hand model. Ask him about it sometime.

Kelly Godfrey - Managing Director Australia & NZ, Ancestry

Kelly heads up the Australia & New Zealand business for Ancestry - the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With a strong background in digital marketing and a passion for tech businesses, Kelly made the move from agency side to join Ancestry’s UK business in 2010. In 2013 she transferred to Sydney to head up the fast-growing Australia & NZ region, where she leads a small but innovative team out of Ancestry’s Sydney office.

Kelly has more than 12 years’ marketing and general management experience. She has a BA in Information & Media Studies from The University of Brighton UK.

Mimi Flemming - General Manager, VICE (Australia / NZ)

Mimi is the General Manager at VICE Australia/NZ — a key arm of a global youth media company operating out of 30 countries and industry leader in producing and distributing the best online video content in the world.

Mimi currently works across company operations and VICELAND television partnerships with SBS in Australia and SKY TV in New Zealand. Overseen by Oscar-winning writer/director Spike Jonze, VICELAND has brought Emmy nominated programs such as GAYCATION (with Ellen Page), and WOMAN (with Gloria Steinem) to Australia and New Zealand since late 2016.

Prior to joining VICE Australia/NZ, Mimi worked at Fremantle Media in Sydney, Network Ten's The Project in Melbourne, and spent several years at VICE's UK office in London.

Tanya Denning-Orman - Channel Manager, NITV / SBS

Tanya Orman is a Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman from North Queensland. Raised on Kanalu country in Central Queensland in the mining town of Blackwater, Tanya’s mother‘s family lived under the Aboriginal Protection Act that saw them removed from their traditional lands and placed in the communities of Hope Vale, Woorabinda and Palm Island until they were permitted to leave in the late 1960s, coinciding with the year they were able to vote in Australia as citizens. Tanya credits her career to her upbringing which she says has led her to passionately pursue storytelling as a vehicle to empower those without a voice.

For nearly two decades Tanya has held positions as a journalist and producer for ABC and SBS. In 2004 a series of reports Tanya produced for SBS on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome gained national recognition and she was given the Prime Minister, National Drug and Alcohol award for Excellence in Media Reporting.

Tanya operated her own production business in 2007. Four years later and at the age of 36 Tanya was offered the position of NITV Channel Manager where she led the organisations transition into the SBS network and launched as a channel free to air and available to 95% of homes in Australia.

Tanya is one of the youngest television executives in Australia and one of only a handful of Aboriginal women in a leadership role in media. NITV is a 24-hour channel broadcasting content made predominantly from the Indigenous production sector including daily news and current affairs.