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Stephen O’doherty OAM From Dural

Kings Oam Stephen Odoherty Stephen O’doherty Oam From Dural

STEPHEN O DOHERTY OAM of Dural service to the community.

The OAM recognises Stephen’s involvement with organisations including Hope Media (Hope 1032 Sydney), with the Christian Media and the Arts Australia (CMAA).

Stephen began his career in commercial radio, then moved into television before becoming an MP. He was elected to State Parliament in 1992 for the seat of Ku-ring-gai and in 1999 he was re-elected to the seat of Hornsby following a redistribution of electoral boundaries. He served as a Shadow Minister for Education and Community Services, and was then Shadow Treasurer until his resignation in 2002 to take the role as CEO of Christian Schools Australia.

He has been involved in music and the arts since the 80s. Stephen has been musical director and principal conductor of the Golden Kangaroos Hornsby concert band since 2009.

Hope Media Chair 2005 to 2023 and Director produced programs at the open house program, Paton of studio arts north side since 2000. Chief Executive Officer Christian schools Australia for 14 years Chair family radio Limited since 2016, Chair Sunshine Coast Christian broadcaster Limited Christian media and art Australia director since 2013.

He was a broadcaster on 2GB radio for its Breakfast and Drive programs, national affairs reporter Network 10 and NSW political reporter 730 report ABC 1989. He has been Principal Stephen O’Doherty Communications since 2017.

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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