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 Enterprise 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 Training Manager

Mikaela Ford is the Pathways Training Manager at the Community Media Training Organisation. Mikaela brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she assisted the music, entertainment, publishing and business affairs teams with administration and digital coordination for over 2 years. Mikaela is a proud Gamilaraay woman and was …

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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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Lachlan Wyllie- Access and Inclusion Coordinator

Lachlan Wyllie is the Access and Inclusion Coordinator at the Community Media Training Organisaiton.  Lachlan is a community broadcasting sector professional with 9 years experience as a presenter, producer, programming co-ordinator and music curator. As the long-term host of Sydney music program, The Bridge, on FBi Radio, Lachlan has played an active role in the …

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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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Merryn McDonnell- Support Officer: Pathways

Merryn McDonnell is the Course Coordinator for the Introduction to Journalism in Community Media online course and Support Officer for Pathways Training. Prior to this, Merryn was the Media Learning Coordinator at Student Youth Network (SYN Media). In this role she facilitated training and produced the live broadcast program Schools On Air on SYN 90.7fm/DAB+ …

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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.

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