Annual General Meeting 2014




Free Broadcast Incorporated (FBi Radio) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7pm on Thursday 11th December, at FBi Radio, 44-54 Botany Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015.

The AGM is the instrument through which members most actively influence the way FBi is managed. The AGM sets broad station policy and elects the Committee who will represent the members in the ongoing management of the station.

The nature of the business proposed to be transacted at the AGM is as follows;

1. Opening, Quorum & Apologies

2. Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting

3. Business Arising

4. President’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report

6. Election of Committee Members

7. Other Business


Nominees for committee membership and any submission of resolutions for discussion at the AGM must be submitted to the Managing Director of FBi Radio 14 days before the meeting (that is, by 5pm 27th November 2014).

In accordance with Clause 19 of FBi’s constitution, nominations of candidates for committee election must be made in writing, signed by 2 financial supporters of FBi and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination).

The nomination form and proxy form can be found below.

There are 4 positions open for nomination:

1. Vice President

2. Treasurer

3. Ordinary Member

4. Ordinary Member


Only existing Financial Supporters at the date of this notice are entitled to vote at the AGM. New supporters who join or renew after this date are welcome to attend and participate in discussion.

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the upcoming AGM please email FBi Radio’s Managing Director Clare Holland,


Nominations received for Treasurer


My name is Nick and I’m applying for the position of Treasurer at FBi. By way of background, I hold a Bachelor of Accounting and have been working in the field for about 6 months now. Prior to this, I held management positions at American Apparel and Vanishing Elephant that, among other things, involved reporting sales and financial information to company directors. I’ve been a fan of FBi for a number of years now (my friends and I even streamed and requested songs while living in London) and I’d love to use my professional skills to contribute as Treasurer.

If elected, I’ll ensure that the core duties of the role are fulfilled and that I contribute to the governance and financial management of the station. As a board member more broadly, I’m looking to contribute to and participate in the fundraising activities of the station and open new avenues for funding.



James Smith has been an enthusiastic supporter of FBi from the days of the test transmissions, and joined the board in 2009. James has contributed to FBi in many different ways. From managing a critical technology upgrade and writing the post Save FBi business plan, to leading the recruitment programme that brought Clare Holland into the role of Managing Director. When Evan Kaldor stepped down as Treasurer in June 2014, he nominated James as his successor and the board promptly appointed James to continue the ongoing commercial strengthening of FBi

In his professional life, James is a business development consultant with over 25 years’ experience in technology, ranging from local start-ups to global organisations. Radio has always been a part of James’s life, from building his own transmitter to pirate radio in London in the 1980s. He’s picked up an MBA and other qualifications along the way, and is now delighted to bring his commercial and management experience for the benefit of FBi.


Nominations received for Ordinary Member (3 year and 1 year term)


I started at FBi Radio nine years ago, fresh-faced and full of enthusiasm, and the experiences that followed have been incredible. Since that beginning, I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of FBi’s amazing volunteer community, broadcasting for eight years across a range of shows including my specialist program Radiant. I now work with live music full-time, programming events and venues like Opera Bar, Secret Garden Festival, and for two years, Goodgod. And I’ve found an incredible community of colleagues, friends and peers throughout Sydney’s music community.

FBi has been inseparable from these experiences, and I’m delighted at the prospect of offering the FBi Board the full extent of my experience and passion, particularly when it comes to live music and events. As FBi continues to expand outside of the radio spectrum and into a broad range of events and innovations, I’d love the opportunity to help FBi Radio work even more closely with the broader industry to champion our amazing music, arts and culture.



My name is Tim…. and I’ve been using for nearly 40 years. I use radio to make a living, to be entertained and informed, and to help others find a career and/or as a release for their passion about music and radio.

So why would someone who has been in the industry for 40 years – want to be on the Board of FBi? And why would someone like you want me here? I really love that radio can paint pictures more visual than film; I love helping others find their ‘on-air’ self; I get deep satisfaction from sharing craft skills and watching someone take those skills to places I haven’t been; and I love music. I want to continue to offer my industry-based knowledge of content creation and delivery; presentation and craft practice; and to be available to the programming committee as a sounding board for their ideas.



Nomination for FBi Committee 2014
FBi Radio AGM Proxy Form 2014
FBi Radio AGM Special Resolution 2014
FBi Radio Constitution 2014
FBi Radio 2013-2014 Annual Report