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Classification Review Board Members

Classification Review Board members

The members of the Classification Review Board are chosen to be broadly representative of the Australian community. This means that they are drawn from diverse areas, age groups and backgrounds. Board members are not required to hold any specific qualifications, but they must meet certain selection criteria which reflects the experience and qualities needed to effectively carry out their role.

Who are the current Classification Review Board members?

The Review Board is made up of a Convenor, a Deputy Convenor and other Review Board members.

Susan Knowles

Susan Knowles 

Convenor

Appointed: 3 January 2019

Appointment expires: 2 January 2021

Susan (Sue) Knowles, 67, resides in Perth, Western Australia. Sue retired as a Senator for Western Australia in the Australian Federal Parliament after 21 years of public service. During her career in the Parliament, Sue held a variety of positions including Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate. She also served on many Senate committees and inquiries including as chairman of the Senate Community Affairs Legislation dealing with health care, aged care, aboriginal heath, welfare and other related matters.

Sue is currently a chairman of the Council of Owners for Seashells Resorts in Broome and Mandurah. She is actively involved in the local community by way of volunteer work with the St John of God Hospital and is a member and patron of several local sporting clubs.

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Peter Price AM

Peter Price 

Deputy Convenor

Appointed: 3 January 2019

Appointment expires: 2 January 2021

Peter Price AM, 54, resides in Sydney, NSW and is an advertising and communications professional with over 25 years’ experience in multi-national agencies in Johannesburg, London and Sydney.

His experiences as a victim of multiple crimes in South Africa helped steer him in the direction of violence prevention and law enforcement advocacy. Mr Price has been closely involved with the development of Crime Stoppers in Australia and around the world.

Mr Price has been a Director of Crime Stoppers, in Australia, since 1999 and has served as Chairman for five years and as Deputy Chairman for six years.

He has also served as Vice President of Crime Stoppers International 2012–2016 and played a significant role in the relationship with Interpol.

He is currently the Managing Director of First Light, an advertising agency he founded in 1994 as well as part time CEO of Crime Stoppers in NSW and Director of Corporate Communications for Crime Stoppers Australia.

Mr Price was also a Board Director of the Internet Industry Association from 2011 to 2014. He holds a Diploma in Marketing Management and is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2009, Mr Price was awarded the OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia and then in 2017 an AM, Member of the Order, for his service to community safety through executive roles with Crime Stoppers locally an overseas and for Law Enforcement advocacy.

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Rechelle Leahy

Rechelle Leahy 

Appointed: 6 December 2018

Appointment expires: 5 December 2020

Rechelle Leahy, 43, resides in Armidale, NSW and is a CEO and Consultant with extensive experience and a record of achievement in delivering strategic outcomes across Local, State and Federal Government as well as the private sector. She has broad experience in people management, administration, finance and logistics and is currently CEO of a private Policy Advisory Consultancy to State and Federal Governments.

Her qualifications include: an Advanced Diploma in Migration Law and Practice; a Certificate in Mediation Practice; a Graduate Certificate Internal Audit. She is also a graduate of Women on Boards, Commonwealth Bank Regional Scholarship Program.

She has served on several Boards in non-executive capacity including National Rural Women's Coalition. She is also a Member of the UN Women National Committee Australia, and has been a previous Member, Promotion Review Committee (Australian Public Service Commission, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ACT Committee member). She is a parent of two children.

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Susan Bush

Susan Bush 

Appointed: 6 December 2018

Appointment expires: 5 December 2020

Susan Bush, 44, resides in Albany Creek, Queensland and is a Transcriber/Actor/Writer with a background in the Television/ Broadcast industry in both Australia and the UK. She has a wealth of experience as a broadcast operator and a presentation coordinator. She is now engaged in writing, acting and the provision of freelance transcribing services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Griffith University and a Master of Arts from the University of Queensland. She was awarded best actress, Australian Screen Industry Network in 2014.

Since 2011 she has viewed almost every film released in Australian Cinemas from the perspective of how material is classified, providing details on her website. She has also spent her time volunteering in the local filmmaking community, including judging the SAE ATOM awards since 2015. She is a parent of three children.

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Margaret Clancy

Margaret Clancy 

Appointed: 6 December 2018

Appointment expires: 5 December 2020

Margaret Clancy, 68, resides in Castlemaine, Victoria and has extensive experience in film classification, having served as a Classification Board member for a total of seven years at the Office of Film and Literature Classification. She has been a television classifier at the Seven Network and Classification Manager at National Indigenous Television (NITV). She has been involved with indigenous communities through her work at NITV, including training of indigenous staff. Through her career, a diversity of roles has included Teaching (ESL, Voice and Drama), also Journalism, Script Writing and Acting. She holds an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama from the London College of Music and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

She is currently a Committee member of the Mount Alexander Animal Welfare (MAAW) organisation providing fundraising activities and initiating animal welfare programs in schools.

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Adam Davy

Adam Davy 

Appointed: 6 December 2018

Appointment expires: 5 December 2020

Adam Davy, 38, of Kelvin Grove, Queensland is the Head of the English Department at Kelvin Grove State College, a large, prominent, metropolitan state school. He also performs an expert advisory role with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). In these roles, he services the Arts and Education communities through the development and facilitation of creative writing, poetry and education programs.

He has been awarded a double degree (Arts and Education) from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of New England.  He is the father of two children and a regular gamer.

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Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen 

Appointed: 6 December 2018

Appointment expires: 5 December 2020

Christopher Allen, 53, resides in Gerringong, NSW and is currently, Director, Sector Performance and Intervention at the NSW Dept. of Local Government. His recent public sector executive roles include Chief Operating Officer, Venues NSW in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, and in 2014–15 he was the Acting Assistant Secretary and Director of Operations at the Classification Branch (both non-ongoing positions). From 2008 to 2012 he was Sheriff of NSW in the NSW Department of Attorney General & Justice, delivering support to the NSW Justice system.

His early career featured service as a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force (Army). His qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership, Advanced Diploma in Public Safety, Associate Diploma in Personnel Administration, Diploma of Security & Risk Management and Diploma of Public Safety (Policing).

He has published several novels and is the father of two young children.

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