Neil Turner
PAKAM Manager

Neil has been the manager of Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media since 1996. Before that he worked on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands for 11 years as Coordinator of Ernabella Video Television and Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Media. He was author of the 1998 National Report on the Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme and worked on establishing the Indigenous Community Television and National Indigenous Television services. Neil received the Mr McKenzie Award for his contribution to remote Indigenous television in 2014. Currently serves as Secretary on the Board of ICTV.

John ‘Tadam’ Lockyer
Network Hub Manager

John Lockyer, or Tadam, as he is more commonly known, worked with Gumala Radio in Tom Price for 8 years before moving to Roebourne to work with Ngaarda Media in 2015  and then joining PAKAM in 2016. John previously worked with a CDEP corporation in Port Hedland who were trying to establish Mulba Radio. During this time, a broadcasting course was being run at TAFE, so John decided to give it a go. Shortly after completing the course, John was offered a job with Gumala Radio. This allowed him to find out more about his Pilbara side of the family, as he had only previously known his Kimberley side, due to both parents having family there. John is an aspiring musician, or as he puts it, a ‘wannabe muso’, therefore he’s found that broadcasting is the next best thing to it. John is a Board Member of PAKAM and First Nations Media Australia.