Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
Joan Warner is the Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) representing Australian commercial radio broadcasters. In her role as CEO of CRA Ms Warner oversees the whole of industry marketing & brand campaign, the co-regulatory Radio Codes of Practice, audience measurement survey contracts and industry copyright agreements. She is responsible for negotiations across a range of regulatory and legislative issues. Ms Warner coordinated and managed the planning, rollout and implementation of DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals covering 64% of the Australian population and continues to manage strategy development for the DAB+ implementation into regional Australia.
Ms Warner is also Vice President of WorldDMB, responsible for the annual National Commercial Radio Conference, Siren Creative Awards and Australian Commercial Radio Awards. As Vice President of World DMB, Ms Warner works with regulators & broadcasters to advance and assist with the rollout of DAB+ technology to improve radio services to listeners across the Asia Pacific region.
Ms Warner has worked at senior executive levels in the private and government sectors and holds four degrees including a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education.