Grant Hansen has been closely associated with South Eastern Indigenous Media Association for 20 + years since its inception. He has been Chairman of SEIMA for 15 years and has been guiding SEIMA through its transition from 3KND AM broadcaster to a multi-platform digital media presence in Victoria. When First Australians Media Enterprises was formed to be the new governing body of 3KND Grant became the inaugural Chairman of the organisation.
As well as providing leadership to the FAME Board, Grant is the Chairman of the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, musician, actor, radio presenter, and television host. He fronts the popular NITV/SBS television program, The Marngrook Footy Show. He has a long background of productive involvement in Aboriginal affairs and has sat on the Boards of many prominent organisations. Grant brings strong leadership and experience to the Board of FAME.
I was born in Cairns FNQLD in 1944 and my mother’s family are from Murray Island in the Torres Straits. I started my working life as a fitter and turner. I’ve also been a farmer, cultural officer, union representative, contractor and foreman amongst a lifetime of working. I have worked as a volunteer broadcaster, as Manager of five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio stations and been on numerous peak organisations.
I’m currently acting station manager at QRAM but committed to the ongoing evolution of 3KND and First Australians Media Enterprises. I bring a wealth of industry and governance experience to our Board.
I am a proud Aboriginal Woman. My mother’s mob are from NSW, around the Wiradjeri, Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa region.
I have been a Board Member of 3KND for 5 years. I have a Certificate IV in Disability.
I have been in the workforce for over 30 years, during this time I have worked in a number of different sectors the most recent ones being, Learning & development - Training, Homelessness, Education – Indigenous Youth Careers Pathways, Youth Justice – RAJAC - North Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, Employment , Disability – Case Manager - DES, Mental Health – PHAMS worker – Indigenous Specialist and also Mental Health - PHAMS Employment Support Worker. I’ve been on a number of Aboriginal Working groups, LIN – Local Indigenous Networks.
I currently work at VACCA in the role of Statewide Coordinator – Strengthening Cultural Safety in Family Violence Services. In my previous role within VACCA, I delivered training to DHHS and Community Service Organisation in Cultural Awareness, Child Safe standards, Cultural Addendum, Cultural Support Plans, Maternal Child Health, Court Services and Our Carer for Our Kids
Professional Background- Aboriginal Cultural
Heritage/Environmental Science/Aboriginal Community Engagement
Current Role- Cultural Heritage Community Stakeholder Manager with Rail Projects Victoria
- Proud father of 2 children (boy and girl)
- have been living in Melbourne for the past 13 years
- have recently taken the role of senior coach for Fitzroy Stars
What inspires me to be part of the 3KND/FAME team? I'm so thankful to be part of the 3KND/FAME board, being surrounded by passionate, genuine and hard working community people is inspiring.
To listen and learn from the broader 3KND/FAME community is truly a privilege and hopefully something I can add to.
Kimberly Lovegrove is a 26 yr old woman from the Ngarrindjeri Nation along the Murray River in South Australia. She has been living on Wurundjeri country since 2013 but grew up on Boon Wurrung country. She has worked in radio broadcasting. She currently works as a Graduate with the Victorian Government.
Kimberly graduated from a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) last year from RMIT University. She is the first person in her family to finish and graduate from university. She is passionate about creating opportunities for the youth in the Victorian community and loves to make people laugh.
She represented Victoria in the Deadly Funny National Showcase/Final this year. She has been doing comedy since 2014.
Hi, I am Mark my various roles in the past have been on Educational and Sporting Club committees some of my passions are community and music.
I have grown up all over our country having experienced a different upbringing I joined the Army at 17 which saw me Overseas on several occasions and experiencing all sides of our country.
After my military Career myself and my family moved to Victoria.
Overall in my life I have always had an interest in music, sports, community and education.
I am a proud Islander woman with connection to land and sea from Sai Bai Island in the Torres Straits to Papua New Guinea.
I am honoured to be associated with 3KND Radio and pleased to bring my experience, culture and expertise to FAME Board.
The most important achievement in my life is my husband and our two children, family is everything to me. I am a proud mother, I run a small business and work part-time.
I graduated with a post-graduate degree in Human Resources and spent my early career working in Hospitality, Health and Environment then finding my passion working in Community Health and the Disability sector. My drive was to have a career in Human Resources concentrating on the Generalist side of HR. My career journey has seen me work in Occupational Health and Safety, WorkCover, Volunteer Management, Training, Employment and Maternal Child Health.
I believe in change and making a positive impact like Mahatma Gandhi said “The future depends on what we do in the present”
Elijah Augustine is a 20 year old Nyul-Nyul, Jabirr-Jabirr and Ngumbarl Saltwater man from the coastline of the Kimberly’s, Western Australia.
As a young child he was diagnosed with Autism spectrum and Doctors predicted he would never speak or learn to talk. Music and culture opened up Elijah’s world and he has overcome many hurdles to be an amazing, inspiring and engaged young man.
Elijah plays guitar, sings and is a songwriter, as well as a serious scholar; completing his Cert 4 in Sound Production.
Elijah received a Wurreker Award back in October 2017 for Community Based Employee Award for his volunteer work at 3KND. Elijah continues to be a positive role model to many: young, old, special needs, Indigenous, mainstream and we believe his efforts are deserving of recognition.