AFTRS Restructure

Staff Writer

The Australian Film Television and Radio School has restructured its management ranks with Lisa Sweeney and Fyona Smith to take on new roles.

Lisa has been appointed Program Leader Radio and Fyona moves up to Head of Radio.

Lisa SweeneyLisa Sweeney has been with AFTRS since 2011 and was Head of Radio. Lisa has worked across both commercial and the public sector.  She served as the Head of Local Coverage (News and Current Affairs) at the ABC and many other senior executive roles managing radio stations and programs.

Fyona Smith has been appointed in a newly structured Head of Radio role. AFTRS Director of Award Courses Martin Brown says Fyona joined AFTRS in 2012, following almost two decades in the commercial radio industry.

“Her areas of expertise include digital content, announcing, music programming, studio operation, editing audio and visual content and a wide range of current, industry standard programs used for producing radio on air and online,”says Martin.

Fyona SmithFyona’s professional ability has been recognised in the industry, being nominated for and winning many awards and in 2009 she was awarded Best Music Presenter, Best Music Director and Best Music Special (Provincial) at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAS).”





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