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Marc Fennell - Presenter, Download this Show, ABC
Marc Fennell is an Australian radio and tv presenter, film critic, award-winning technology journalist, author and the host of SBS's live nightly news show The Feed.
Over the years Marc has presented on The BBC, Foxtel, Network Ten, The ABC andShowtime. He is best known to triple j listeners as That Movie Guy. Each week Marc's reviews reach over 1.9 million people making him the most listened to film critic in Australia. He is also the face of cult cinema on SBS TV hosting film slots: Movie Mayhem, Kung Fu Season and Tropfest 2013 (in front of a live crowd of 90 thousand people.)
Marc created and presents ABC Radio National's award-winning weekly technology radio programme Download This Show. It was voted Best New Podcast of 2012 by iTunes Australia and Best Audio programme in the 2013 Microsoft I.T Journalist Awards.
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.