Committee of Management

MAINfm is managed by a Committee elected by Members of the Association. The current Committee was elected at the 2020 Annual General Meeting on the 10th November 2020 and comprises:

President:  Richard McLeish
Rich hosts the Hero Lounge on Tuesday arvos and The Shout Out on Thursday mornings with Suzanne Donisthorpe. 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 / Technical Director:  Steve Charman
Steve has had a long involvement in community broadcasting, starting back in the 1980’s at RRRFM and continuing on to PBSFM and Phoenix FM in Bendigo.  He is currently MAINfm’s new presenter training officer, outside broadcast team leader and assists with programming.  Steve produces the show Open Tuning on Wednesday afternoons.

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 Co-ordinator’ 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:  Meg Butler
Meg is a community radio devotee, with over 18 years of experience working in community media, and who grew up in Castlemaine. She  previously worked at SBS Radio, ABC Radio, 3CR, and Warlpiri Media, and is currently employed at PBS 106.7FM as the Marketing & Events Manager. A long-time fan of MAINfm, Meg recently led a 3 month mentorship with station staff, and is excited to continue her involvement with MAINfm, sharing her extensive community broadcasting knowledge and experience to help ensure its continuing success.

General Committee: 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.

General Committee / Programming Coordinator:  Suzanne Donisthorpe
Suzanne has had a long career in radio, starting in community radio in Melbourne, she subsequently had a 23 year career at Radio National producing the Books and Arts program.  She and her partner Frank Veldze now produce Art Swank on Sunday mornings.

General Committee:  Kate McDonald
Kate began living the dream in 2017 when she became a presenter on MAINfm, and currently co-hosts 94.9% Footy (formerly known as The Maine Game) with Adam Perrett. She works for Vinnies, has a background in management in the not for profit sector and is passionate about inclusion and community. Kate is a trivia master, footy lover and music listener. Feel free to have a chat to her about anything MAINfm or footy related… you’ll probably find her at the pub.