The Governance of ArtSound

ArtSound FM is an independent, creative, professional media organisation supporting the development of local arts and music.

ArtSound is incorporated under the Incorporated Associations Act 1991 and is also registered with the ACNC: the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. We are licenced to broadcast by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and are a member of the Australian Fine Music Network and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.


The station is managed by a Board of Management, elected by the membership. The members of the Board — 6-10 people — bring a variety of skills expertise and experience to the organisation.

The current membership of the Board (see biographies, below) is:

Wal Jurkiewicz, president

John Worcester, vice president

Julie Finch-Scally, board secretary

Patricia Georgee

Surend Dayal

Neil Doody

Betsy Dixon

Daniel Prior


In this section of the ArtSound website, you will find a variety of documents relating to the management of the organization.


For more information on board membership, please contact the ArtSound Office at or by phoning 02 6295 7444.

Board Members 2019-20


Wal Jurkiewicz, president

A board member since March 2018, Wal has had a long and varied career since graduating from the ANU in 1969 and then from Sydney University in 1970, with a Diploma in Education. He later completed a First Class Honours degree in Arts at the University of Wollongong (1973) and a Bachelor of Legal Studies at Macquarie University in 1994.

He became a commercial lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor for four years before being recruited to Clayton Utz, a national law firm, where he became a partner.

His long love of music – and collecting it – has taken in jazz, folk, blues, and classical music. He plays a variety of instrument, including mandolin in the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra and the Dante Music Viva Italian Choir. He also plays piano with a local jazz band, as well as the guitar.


John Worcester, vice president

John joined the Board as vice-president upon moving to Canberra in mid-2018. On the Board he plays key roles in governance and constitutional matters, and serves as liaison to the Program Committee.

After joining 3MBS in Melbourne in 1975, John served as President, Secretary, and Director several times, most recently from 2011 to 2014 when he worked to repair many problems – financial, near-closure, massive disputes, policy re-establishment, and others. He oversaw two license-renewal applications, development of a Policies and Procedures Handbook and a Quality & Standards Working Group, and much else.

John has also been active with CBAV (Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria) since 1982, Channel-31 (community television, 1996-2017, including as a board member), ethnic community station 3ZZZ (1997-2018), and 3WBC (community radio in Broken Hill, 1998-), taking leadership roles at all of those.

He has had ArtSound connections since its CSPR days in Curtin, and has been a member since 2010, maintaining contact over the years on visits to family in Canberra.


Julie Finch-Scally, board secretary

Julie Finch-Scally has a lengthy background in the media. She has worked in both radio and television, in Australia and the UK, was part of the team in the 1970s that established the Sydney Community Radio Station 2RDJ-FM. She started her own cleaning organisation, The Duster Dollies, which became an Australian-wide franchised company and ran for 25 years. Julie is also known for her magazine articles and books on cleaning and information on the preparation of property for sale and leasing.


Patricia Georgee, member

“I am a long term Canberra resident; moving here in 1987. Of course, I came for work, from South Australia, but originally I was born in Townsville. I worked in the Commonwealth mainly as a lawyer and retired a few years ago. However I have a long and deep interest in music, I have sung in choirs, performed in musical theatre and am now learning the flute. What I hope to be able to bring to the Board is my long experience in administration and a bit of legal knowledge. This is my second time with ArtSound as I did some presentations in the early 2000’s with a focus on spoken word and classical music.”


Daniel Prior, Treasurer

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Betsy Dixon, member

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Neil Doody, member

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Surend Dayal, member

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