Australian Music Centre board of directors
In February 2010, a new board was appointed following recent changes to the AMC's constitution. An advisory committee is in the process of being constructed - an announcement on this will be made shortly.
APRA Director since 2008
Nigel Westake's career, spanning over three decades, began as a clarinetist touring Australia and the world with many ensembles. He began composing from 1970, receiving offers to write for radio, theatre, circus, TV and film. His film credits include Miss Potter, Babe, Children of the Revolution and the IMAX films Antarctica and Imagine. He writes extensively for the concert hall, receiving commissions to write for orchestras, ensembles and soloists.
Brett Cottle is the Chief Executive of the Australasian Performing Rights Association Limited (APRA), a position he has held since July 1990. In 2007 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers). Brett is a Director of the Australian Copyright Council and a past member of the Copyright Law Review Committee.
APRA Director Finance
Chris Gardoll has been APRA Director Finance since 2008, after holding senior positions with Australian Pharmaceutical Industries, and KPMG. He previously served on the Board of the Australian Music Centre in the late 1990s.
Current Chairman of the APRA Board
A composer of contemporary music for television, advertising and film for over 40 years. He is Managing Director of music production company Mike Perjanik Productions Pty Ltd, currently providing original music for the TV series Home and Away.
Other board meeting attendees
Australian Music Centre CEO
Australian Music Centre Staff
Director of Member Services, APRA