3MBS is governed by a Board of Directors half of which is elected by Company Members each year for a two-year term. There is a small annual fee to be a member of 3MBS. Membership enables people to vote at AGMs and to stand for the Board. The Board of Directors is responsible for the direction of the station. It develops policies and employs staff to undertake duties that will achieve the policies. There are a number of volunteer working groups established to co-ordinate activities such as programming and training.
The Board policies guide the work of all volunteers and staff at the station. The Board has developed since the early days when all Directors had programs at the station. The current Board has members recruited for their expertise in finance, marketing and law. Many Board members are not involved in broadcasting, but rather are interested in the station’s overall development.

Current Members

Chris Howlett (Chairman)
Vanessa Richards  (Vice-Chair)
Adele Schonhardt (Company Secretary)
Luisa Banks (Treasurer)
Margot Costanzo
Andrew Curcio
David Li
Peter Mahler
Thilo Troschke
John Wilkinson
Email: board@3mbs.org.au

Board Committees

Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee

The primary function of the Committee is to assist the Board of Directors to carry out its governance responsibilities in respect to financial reporting, budgeting, monitoring income and expenditure, risk management, and compliance with laws and regulations:

Luisa Banks (Chair)
Margot Costanzo
Adele Schonhardt
Thilo Troschke
Gail Southwell
Richard Leathem

Policy Committee

The primary function of the Committee is to assist the Board of Directors to carry out its governance responsibilities in respect to the Company’s Constitution and its licence, legislative, and reporting obligations:

John Wilkinson (Chair)
Adele Schonhardt
Gail Southwell

Technical Committee

The 3MBS Board Technical Committee provides advice on (a) current and future technology related issues, and (b) the prioritisation of expenditure on broadcast, recording and other related equipment. It assists the Board in governing and overseeing the 3MBS broadcast and information technology policies, systems and hardware:

Peter Mahler (Chair)
Sharon E. Eccles
Sally Hutchison
Stefanie Kechayas
Gail Southwell

Deductible Gift Register (DGR)

3MBS is a registered charitable organisation that has a public fund listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO).  This means that donations to the Company of $2 and over are tax deductible for the donor. As required, under the guidelines for operating a public fund, 3MBS has a DGR Responsible Persons Group that is in charge of ensuring the Company complies with Australian Taxation Office requirements for the operation of the fund.

Current members – 3MBS DGR Responsible Persons Group

Luisa Banks (Chair)
John Barns
Thilo Troschke