Committee of Management
MainFM is managed by a Committee elected by Members of the Association.
See our Committee Role Descriptions here.
The current Committee comprises:
President: Richard McLeish
Rich hosts the Hero Lounge on Tuesday arvos and OK, Boomer on Thursday mornings with Suzanne Donisthorpe and Grace Ernestine. A refugee from the commercial media world, he’s a strong believer in the power of community. Outside of MainFM, he can be found at home with family, waving a camera around at regional events, or crashing his mountain bike on a nearby trail.
Vice President: Hannah Cook
A veteran of community radio, Hannah has been a volunteer within the industry in Adelaide and Melbourne before moving to Castlemaine in 2019 with her husband. Whilst not currently presenting or producing a live to air show, she is dedicated to serving the needs of the community and loves the live music scene in the area. Hannah is currently employed in a customer financial assistance manager role with a State Government body.
Secretary: Di Indrans
After retiring from an entire work life career in IT, in which the last 17 years were in senior management implementing manufacturing systems in Asia, Di then worked part-time for the Board of ‘Victorian ICT for Women’ and the ‘Melbourne Project Management Institute’. She has extensive Management, Project Management and Event Management experience. Di lives in Taradale and is on the Taradale Mineral Springs Committee as ‘Stall Holder Coordinator’ and is Vice President of the Taradale Progress Association. Di enjoys socialising, cooking, wine, dining out, listening to music and gardening, plus after being in Melbourne and o/s forever being part of this wonderful community.
Treasurer: Jeremy Furze
Jeremy was a Senior Business Manager at White Sky Music (Australia’s premier music and entertainment business management and accounting services business) for eight years. He also worked for three years as the Financial Controller at Unified (record label/artist management/merch company). For the past four years, Jeremy has worked as Management / Financial management for international touring band The Teskey Brothers. Many of you may know Jeremy as the co-owner of The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine for three years – and is a big fan of MainFM!
General Committee: Ian Patrick
Ian’s experience in the media commenced as a presenter at 3CR in Melbourne with a music and talk breakfast program, subsequently working in freelance and staff positions at the ABC making radio documentaries and features. Ian has also worked as a teacher, university lecturer, arts administrator, project manager, and for the last 20 years as a self-employed consultant in the areas of evaluation, training and organisational development. He enjoys producing The Latin Hour for MainFM drawing on his love of music and salsa dancing.
General Committee: Andrew Stewart
Andrew comes to MainFM with a lifetime of experience in all things IT. A Chewton local, Andrew has been working in IT for so long he can remember green screen terminals, the introduction of innovations like the PC, the Internet, and mobile phones smaller than a brick. Andrew has worked in application development and technical infrastructure projects for medium to large enterprises in the UK and Australia, and is now the systems manager for a business in Kyneton. Andrew hopes to leverage the myriad of things he’s seen go wrong with IT projects to help MainFM improve its infrastructure to be scalable, sustainable and secure. His hobbies include indoor rowing, cycling and table tennis, social games of darts in Chewton garages, playing the harmonica (rather badly) and guitar (even worse), juggling and solving Sudoku variants.
General Committee: Susan Hogan
General Committee: Mihaela Kovacic