AFTRS Welcomes Peter Noble as Director of First Nations and Outreach

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) has announced the appointment of Peter Noble as its new Director of First Nations and Outreach. Noble, a Girramay and Bandjin man from North Queensland, brings over 25 years of extensive media experience to AFTRS, having worked across various content disciplines and platforms. AFTRS Welcomes Peter Noble as Director of First Nations and Outreach

A Passion for Storytelling and Inclusivity

Noble expressed his excitement about joining AFTRS, a renowned institution known for nurturing Australia’s finest media talent. He takes pride in his Indigenous heritage and sees this role as an honor to guide 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 acknowledged the recent appointment of AFTRS Council Chair Rachel Perkins and thanked Dr. Nell Greenwood, the CEO, for the warm welcome.

Empowering Diverse Voices in Media

The First Nations and Outreach team at AFTRS plays a crucial role in creating structured educational pathways. They focus 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 goal is to guarantee that the stories and perspectives presented on screen and broadcast accurately reflect the rich tapestry of the Australian population.

Building on a Strong Foundation

Dr. Nell Greenwood, AFTRS CEO, expressed the team’s enthusiasm for welcoming Noble. She highlighted the exceptional experience, warmth, and professionalism he brings to the role. Noble’s leadership will add significant value 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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