Australian Film, Television and Radio School Council Chair appointment
16 May 2017
Government has appointed Mr Russel Howcroft as Chair of the Australian Film,
Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Council for a period of three years.
Mr Howcroft has
extensive experience in the screen industry. He was the Executive General
Manager of Network Ten and has served on a number of boards and foundations
which focus on arts and film, including the Australian Film Institute and the
Screen Forever Advisory Board.
In 2016, Mr
Howcroft was the founding Chair of Think TV, a
collaborative initiative between Australian free-to-air and subscription
television broadcasters to promote television’s scale and effectiveness for
advertisers across all screens.
Mr Howcroft is
currently the inaugural Chief Creative Officer at PwC Australia. He has also served as the Chairman of the
Advertising Federation of Australia and Chief Executive Officer of leading
advertising agency George Patterson Y&R and been a regular panellist on The
will commence as Chair on 1 July 2017. As a leader in the creative industries,
he has a strong understanding of working in the media and creative
entrepreneurship in both the private and public sectors which will be
invaluable for the Council.
Australia’s leading training institution for the screen arts and broadcast
industries. It provides advanced education and training to develop the skills
and knowledge of talented individuals to meet the changing needs of Australia’s
screen and broadcast industries.
information about AFTRS visit: www.aftrs.edu.au