Russell Anderson – Executive Officer

Russell is a communications specialist with extensive experience from 21 years in various media roles. He has worked as: a journalist, in media production and management, as a trainer and as Senior Media Advisor for East Timor’s national radio and television station.

Russell has established his own organisation, led teams, and advised institutions. He has worked for international organisations including the United Nations, UNICEF, UNDP, AusAID and for national and international NGOs and local government.

Working with the international NGO Foundation Hirondelle, Russell managed a radio production unit and trained a group of seven Timorese to produce a daily one hour program on refugees. The program was broadcast on the United Nations Radio and on Radio Republic Indonesia.

Russell has significant experience in the community broadcasting sector and has worked in Ethnic community media for 9 years as CEO of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC). Community radio work includes: the driving force behind the establishment of 2 NIM-FM; training disadvantaged youth in radio and television in North East NSW and worked closely with 2NCR and Linc TV in Lismore. He was a journalist on 8 Top-FM in 1998.

Russell’s life is dedicated to strong principles and values around issues on the environment, human rights and social justice. He has always been driven by a sense of fairness and justice.


Fiv Antoniou- Operations Officer

Fiv was recently the executive  producer for  Gogos  Entertainment’s  concert  productions including  tour  management  as well as  heading  Neos Kosmos’ (English Edition) media business development  program. Fiv is a  successful journalist,  specializing in mainstream features, AFL and  motorsport including Formula 1.

Currently, Fiv is one  of the  AFL’s most senior Multicultural Ambassadors attached to the Carlton Football Club.

Fiv comes  to the NEMBC from 3ZZZ after spending  last  year as their marketing and sponsorship manager. Having the  benefit of previous experience in Multicultural media,  arts and exhibitions,  Fiv is no stranger to the NEMBC community and  brings to the fore his unique experience and abilities.

Tertiary educated in IT and  Business  Administration, Fiv Antoniou, comes  from an entrepreneurial entertainment  background and  was  the  one  time  owner  of the  Comedy Café  and  Comedy Lounge  Studio where  the  Doug Anthony All-Stars, Tiboldi Brothers ( Wogs out  of Work / Acropolis  Now) and  many more  mainstream comedians  were  discovered  and  produced by Fiv to become  celebrities in their  own right.


Administration Officer

Santina Cotela


Administration Officer (part time)

Lou Florendo