After graduation from the University of Natal in South Africa, Dina spent her early career as a teacher in Swaziland, South Africa and NSW, before finding her niche in Australia as a television journalist and presenter. She became the Director of Children’s television for The Seven Network, won many awards (including several Logies) as a presenter and producer of programs for children, and is now a consultant on children’s television. She is a registered consultant with the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Beyond her life in television, Dina acted as a Commissioner on the Queensland Criminal Justice Commission for six years and from 1996 -2015 was a Commissioner for Police Service Reviews. She was also a recipient of United Nations Media Peace Award in 1989, and a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Qld) in 1996. Dina has served on a number of boards and advisory panels including an appointment as Qld Government representative on the Board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1993 for her services to children’s television.
Dina joined the OAA Qld Committee in 1994, and later served as Qld Branch Chairman, Deputy National Chairman and National Chairman of the Association.