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BIMA Announces New CEO

28 July 2016

The Brisbane Indigenous Media Association welcomed its new CEO this morning – Birri Gubba and Kungalu man Kaava Watson, who will continue the legacy of his father, Uncle Ross Watson, the founder of the radio station.

Kaava fills the big shoes left by the legendary broadcaster and giant of Aboriginal media Tiga Bayles, who passed away earlier this year.

Kaava brings with him his own unique set of skills and has strong ties to the Brisbane community. He was one of the first year 12 graduates of the Murri School and holds both a Bachelor of Justice and Bachelor of Law degree from the Queensland University of Technology.Kaava has been a Director of BIMA for over 2 years and has worked for over a decade across the areas of Law, Youth Justice, Native Title, Education and Training and is excited to join us as CEO.

“First Nation’s media is as important today as it has always been and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to contribute through such a regarded organisation as BIMA.”

 

IMAGE: The staff at Brisbane Indigenous Media Association welcome our new CEO – Kaava Watson (centre) this morning (CREDIT: Michael Aird)

IMAGE: The staff at Brisbane Indigenous Media Association welcome our new CEO – Kaava Watson (centre) this morning (CREDIT: Michael Aird)

 

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BIMA Announces New CEO

The Brisbane Indigenous Media Association welcomed its new CEO this morning – Birri Gubba and Kungalu man Kaava Watson, who will continue the legacy of his father, Uncle Ross Watson, the founder of the radio station.

Kaava fills the big shoes left by the legendary broadcaster and giant of Aboriginal media Tiga Bayles, who passed away earlier this year.

Kaava brings with him his own unique set of skills and has strong ties to the Brisbane community. He was one of the first year 12 graduates of the Murri School and holds both a Bachelor of Justice and Bachelor of Law degree from the Queensland University of Technology.Kaava has been a Director of BIMA for over 2 years and has worked for over a decade across the areas of Law, Youth Justice, Native Title, Education and Training and is excited to join us as CEO.

“First Nation’s media is as important today as it has always been and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to contribute through such a regarded organisation as BIMA.”

 

IMAGE: The staff at Brisbane Indigenous Media Association welcome our new CEO – Kaava Watson (centre) this morning (CREDIT: Michael Aird)

IMAGE: The staff at Brisbane Indigenous Media Association welcome our new CEO – Kaava Watson (centre) this morning (CREDIT: Michael Aird)