Anna Lockwood, Head of Market Development for Telstra Broadcast Services, has been appointed to the Australia Section Board of SMPTE effective immediately.   She joins the Board as a Manager, for a term ending in June 2018.

Anna started her career as a journalist and documentary film producer, and then moved into media technology specialising in digital media, and broadcast training and consulting. Anna had a ten year global career with Avid Technology before moving to Sydney in 2013 to join Telstra.

In announcing the appointment, Australia Section Chair Paul Broderick commented:  “Anna comes from within the Industry, and has strong skills in areas that are complementary to the existing team – especially through her broad contacts with the Engineering, Production and Content Distribution sectors.”

Along with her professional work, Anna has interests in start-ups, innovation, women in technology, and media training and education. She will be leading an initiative focusing on women technology leaders at the SMPTE17 Technical Conference and Exhibition in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Paul Broderick continued:  “Anna brings a further women-in-leadership dimension to the SMPTE Australia Board, and we look to her to lead outreach with women and young industry professionals.  Anna will be particularly focused on the Section’s Marketing activities, to help ensure that the benefits of SMPTE membership are clearly articulated.”

“We also recognise the work of Stefan Sedlmeier, who has stepped down from the Board for family reasons after a long-time association with the Section and our activities.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stefan for his contribution and wish him all the best with his future endeavours”.