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Australian Music Centre Board of Directors


AMC Board - Chair

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. She has a substantial recording catalogue, a high-profile career as an international soloist, and a growing list of large-scale, collaborative works to her name. Her awards include two ARIAs, a Helpmann award, Australia Council, Freedman and Churchill Fellowships and Outstanding Musician, Melbourne Prize for Music.

AMC Board - Directors

Margaret Barrett

Margaret Barrett

Margaret Barrett (BA Music Education, MEd Utas, TTC, PhD Monash) is Professor and Head of School of Music at the University of Queensland. She is President of the International Society for Music Education and Chair of the World Alliance for Arts Education and has also served as Chair of the Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research, an elected member of the Board of the International Society for Music Education, and National President of the Australian Society for Music Education.

David Francis

David Francis

David is the Executive Director of Four Winds Concerts Inc, an international arts organisation based in Bermagui on the far South Coast of rural New South Wales. David originates from the UK. Before moving to Australia in 2014 as General Manager of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, David was Director of Arts at Dartington (UK) – a rural centre for the Arts, Sustainability and Social Justice. Prior to Dartington, David’s achievements include the development and management of the PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s largest funder for new music; and the development of Sound and Music, a national agency for new music and sonic art. David studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and recently graduated from Exeter Business School’s ‘One Planet’ MBA.

Cat Hope

Cat Hope

Cat Hope is an eclectic composer who creates acoustic and electronic works, sound art and improvised noise music. She has completed a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree in performance at the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Art at RMIT University. Hope is currently a researcher at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University. She is also the founder and convenor of the biennial Totally Huge New Music Conference in Perth, and the director of the new music ensemble Decibel.

Sally Howland

Sally Howland

Sally Howland has worked with APRA AMCOS for over 30 years, most recently as the Head of Member Services and prior to that the Director of Membership. She is now an Advisor to both companies and is based in Melbourne. Sally is the Chair of Support Act Ltd (SAL) and a Director of the Archie Roach Foundation. She previously served on the AMC Board from 2005 to 2011.

Ben Northey

Benjamin Northey

Benjamin Northey is the Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and, from 2015, the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor of all Australian symphony orchestras and Opera Australia. He has appeared internationally with the London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic orchestras, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia and the National Orchestra of Colombia.

Other board meeting attendees

John Davis

John Davis

Australian Music Centre CEO

Judith Foster

Judith Foster

Australian Music Centre Staff