AFTRS Welcomes Peter Noble as Director of First Nations and Outreach

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) announces the appointment of Peter Noble as its new Director of First Nations and Outreach. Noble, a proud Girramay and Bandjin man from North Queensland, brings over 25 years of extensive media experience to AFTRS. AFTRS Welcomes Peter Noble as Director of First Nations and Outreach

A Passionate Leader for First Nations Storytelling

Expressing his enthusiasm, Noble acknowledges AFTRS’ prestigious reputation for nurturing Australia’s media talent. He takes pride in his Indigenous heritage and views this role as an honor to lead the First Nations and Outreach division. He is eager to share his diverse experience in commercial media, both domestically and internationally, with the AFTRS community. He also recognizes the recent appointment of AFTRS Council Chair Rachel Perkins and extends his gratitude to Dr. Nell Greenwood, the CEO, for the warm welcome.

Empowering Diverse Voices in the Media Landscape

The First Nations and Outreach team at AFTRS plays a crucial role in creating structured educational pathways. Their focus is on new, emerging, and seasoned practitioners from culturally and racially marginalized backgrounds across Australia. Through collaboration with key industry and community partners, the team ensures AFTRS fulfills its cultural commitment. Their mission is to guarantee that the stories and perspectives presented on screen and broadcast media accurately reflect the rich tapestry of the Australian population.

Building on a Strong Foundation

Dr. Nell Greenwood, AFTRS CEO, highlights the team’s excitement in welcoming Noble. She emphasizes the exceptional experience, warmth, and professionalism he brings to the role. Noble’s leadership will significantly contribute to the ongoing work of the First Nations and Outreach team, particularly in embedding First Nations values within AFTRS through co-design, co-determination, and collaboration.

Peter Noble will officially begin his new role at AFTRS in late August.

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