Australia Day Council of NSW

The Australia Day Council of NSW was established by the NSW Government in 1981 following the formation of the National Australia Day Council in 1979. With the approach of the Australian Bicentenary in 1988 and the significant amount of energy and coordination that would require, ADCNSW was tasked with delivering quality, creative, innovative and diverse community events and being the custodian for sharing and enhancing Australian identity and culture.

In the 25 years since the Bicentenary, the Australia Day Council of NSW has continued to strengthen its partnerships with businesses as we consider such associations essential for the continued success of Australia Day celebrations.

The vision of ADCNSW is to inspire national spirit and enrich the life of the nation. The Council works with and for the community to unite the people of NSW in celebration, promote excellence in service to the nation and leads discussion and debate to build our shared future.

The Australia Day Council of NSW is appointed by the Premier of NSW. The Department of Premier and Cabinet provide the secretariat from which the Australia Day Council of NSW operates.

Council Members

Angelos Frangopoulos

Chairman of the Australia Day Council

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Angelos Frangopoulos is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Editor at Australian News Channel Pty Ltd (ANC), the operator of the SKY NEWS services and the leading provider of 24 hour television news services in Australia and New Zealand. ANC is owned by News Corp Australia, a subsidiary of News Corp. 

ANC delivers more news and current affairs programming than all Australian television networks combined.

Its news services include SKY NEWS LIVE, SKY NEWS BUSINESS, SKY NEWS WEATHER, A-PAC Australia’s Public Affairs Channel, SKY NEWS New Zealand, SKY NEWS Multiview and SKY NEWS Local.

On January 26, 2015 broadcast boundaries were extended to include the new Australia Channel service to cater for markets outside of Australia and New Zealand. Australia Channel is an extension of the foundation SKY NEWS products, catering for international audiences.  

Angelos joined ANC in July 1996, five months after the channel’s inception. After serving as Chief of Production, he was appointed Managing Editor in 2000 and then Chief Executive Officer in 2004.  Angelos previously held positions at British Sky Broadcasting in London, Nine Network Sydney and Prime Television Canberra.  Early in his career he also worked at Mid State Television Orange.

Angelos is Chairman of the Australia Day Council of NSW, Chair of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University, Pro-Chancellor (Sydney) for Charles Sturt University, Deputy Chair of the Walkley Advisory Board, a Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He's been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Charles Sturt University.

He is married to Rebecca and has four children; Libby, Amy, Max and Leo.

Bruce Phillips

Client Lead Partner at KPMG

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Bruce has over 30 years of audit and advisory experience in the banking, telecommunications, technology and media industries, working with many high profile clients including Macquarie Group, nbn, Cochlear, Optus, Fairfax Media, Seven West Media and Accenture.In addition to his role as Deputy Chairman, Bruce is an indigenous community volunteer and was a previously a Board Member for the Wenona School. He was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for his services to the community.

Jim Carroll

Director of News and Current Affairs at SBS

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Jim is one of Australia’s most experienced media executives, having spent more than 25 years in senior roles at the Nine, Seven and Ten Networks and since 2013, SBS. Jim has travelled widely as a journalist covering stories all around the World, including the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.  He also previously worked as a senior advisor to a former NSW Premier. In addition to his role on the Board, Jim is also involved in a wide range of community and sporting activities and is the director of the Australian Science Media Centre.

Marcus Chang

Executive Director of Greencliff Realty

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Marcus leads the sales, property management and facilities team at Greencliff Realty. The youngest child of the late Dr Victor Chang, Marcus is the Chairman of the Young Appeals Committee and Ambassador for the Appeals Committee for the Victor Change Cardiac Research Institute.

Sandra Chipchase

CEO of Destination NSW

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Sandra brings a wealth of experience and a track record of success in international and domestic tourism and business events marketing, business and commercial asset management and major events acquisition and management.Sandra is currently a member of the Business Events Sydney Board and the NSW Government Steering Committee for Sydney’s new International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct and is the Executive Producer of the award winning Vivid Sydney Festival.

Greg Daniel AM

National Practice Leader for KPMG SR7

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Greg is one of Australia’s most experienced marketing communications executives and was awarded the Order of Australia for his role as Chairman of the Communications Commission for the Sydney Olympic Games. Greg is currently the National Practice Leader for KPMG SR7.  Having founded SR7 in 2008, the company is widely recognised as Australia’s leading social media intelligence and research firm, which became a division of KPMG in 2014. Further to his role on the Board, Greg has held previous directorships with Tourism Australia, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, National Institute of Dramatic Art and The Historic Houses Trust NSW.

Wesley Enoch

Sydney Festival Director for 2017-2019

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Wesleyis a writer and director for the stage and is the incoming Sydney Festival Director for 2017-2019. Hailing from Stradbroke Island (Minjeribah), Wesley is a proud Noonuccal Nuugi man.He has written and directed some of Australian’s most iconic Indigenous theatre productions and has directed for all major Australian theatre companies.He has received the following Awards: The Patrick White Award for The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table; Helpmann Awards – Best Play and Best New Australian Work The Sapphires; Helpmann Award – Best Presentation For Children Riverland; Deadly Award – Best Direction The Sunshine Club; Matilda Award – Best Direction The Sunshine Club; Queensland Performing Arts Centre Award – Contribution to Theatre.

Neil Flett

Founder of rogenSi

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Neil has 45 years’ experience in journalism, public affairs, culture change, brand marketing, training and consulting and has been an advisor to leaders in business, government and community. Neil founded rogenSi, the international management training and exceptional performance consultancy, which was sold to the US-based Teletech Ltd in 2014.
Neil dedicates his time to his role on the Board as well as being a Director of Starlight Children’s Foundation and Chairman of Soul, the rogenSi Foundation.

Elizabeth Broderick AO

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Elizabeth was Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner from 2007 to 2015. She has worked in various advisory roles on cultural change with the Australian Defence Force and NATO. Elizabeth is currently Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women on Private Sector Leadership and the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, she is the Global Co-Chair of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Group and Founder and Convenor of Male Champions of Change group.Elizabeth is a Board Member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Board, the Australian Rugby Union Board and formerly a member of the Work Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development.In 2016 Elizabeth was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Ricky Walford

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Ricky is a former Australian NRL player, having played first grade for the Sydney Roosters, North Sydney Bears and the St George Illawarra Dragons. Not only has Ricky had a distinguished playing career, off the field he has worked for 13 years for Australian Rugby League, NSW Rugby League and Country Rugby League. He is currently working for NSW Country Rugby League’s Indigenous Program.

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