Staff

Giordana Caputo – Chief Executive Officer

Giordana Caputo is the CEO of the Community Media Training Organisation and Secretary of the CMTO Board. An experienced manager, broadcaster, producer, journalist and trainer, Giordana specialises in the delivery of outside broadcasting and features production training. Giordana has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and delivers training to community broadcasters in NSW. She …

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Jason Velleley- National Training Manager

Jason Velleley is the CMTO National Training Manager. Jason is an accomplished community broadcaster, with over 20 years of experience in community radio. He produces the nationally syndicated CRN program Aussie Music Weekly, and for many years provided in-house presenter training in his role as Training Coordinator at 2HHH FM. Additionally, Jason’s 15+ years experience …

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Charlotte Bedford- Project Manager: Leadership and Fundraising Training

Charlotte Bedford is a community media trainer, practitioner and researcher with over 30 years of experience of developing, managing and delivering media projects alongside diverse and often marginalised groups. This included a founding role as Educational Director for the Prison Radio Association, setting up the world’s first National Prison Radio Service. The experience forms the basis …

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Mikaela Ford – Pathways and Partnerships Manager

Mikaela Ford is the Pathways and Partnerships Training Manager at the Community Media Training Organisation. Mikaela is a proud Gamilaraay woman and was an active member of the Indigenous workforce at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for years. Mikaela is a former volunteer at Koori Radio, assisting the team in production work and currently volunteers at 2RPH …

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Ugur Topal – Project Manager: Access & Inclusion

Ugur Topal is the Project Manager: Access & Inclusion at the Community Media Training Organisation. He spent the last five years working with people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Ugur holds a postgraduate degree in marketing and is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science degree. Additionally, Ugur has seven …

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Kween G- Traineeships Supervisor

Kween G is the Traineeship Supervisor at the Community Media Training Organisation. Kween has many years experience as a producer and presenter for the SBS Radio Sydney program, Alchemy. She is a former volunteer and employee at Radio Skid Row in community engagement and management. Kween is an active contributor to the music community in …

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Amruta Nargundkar- Enterprise Development Officer

Amruta Nargundkar is the Enterprise Development Officer at the Community Media Training Organisation. She has 10 years’ experience in the VET sector in various roles including courseware development and marketing. Amruta is also a filmmaker and podcast producer who is passionate about promoting diversity in Australian media.

Gemma Purves – Course Coordinator: Audio Ability

Gemma Purves is the Course Coordinator for the AudioAbility Program at the Community Media Training Organisation.  She has been involved with community radio for almost 10 years. In that time she has worked across community, commercial, and public broadcasters as a journalist, producer, station manager, content & communications manager, and board member. She presents The …

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