Australian Music Centre Board of Directors
AMC Board - Chair
Marshall McGuire is currently Co-Artistic Director of Ludovico’s Band and Director of Programming at Melbourne Recital Centre. An internationally renowned harpist, and as a member of the ELISION ensemble since 1988, he has appeared at international festivals and venues, and has commissioned and premiered hundreds of new works for harp. Marshall is founding President of the New Music Network, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, a director of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House, and was head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2011. Image © Steven Godbee.
AMC Board - Directors
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.
Brad Cohen is a musician, working internationally as a conductor, technological innovator, and publisher. He is the Founder of the immersive music platform Tido, and is Artistic Director of West Australian Opera. He has conducted a wide ranging repertoire at opera companies including English National Opera, New York City Opera, and Opera Australia. He has led orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Het Gelders Orkest, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Brad's work is unified through a commitment to making music accessible. In 2010 he created the concept of Tido, which was released in September 2016 with an initial collection of Piano Masterworks. As a publisher and editor, he has also created a series of opera editions.
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.
As Head of Member Services at APRA AMCOS, Jana leads the membership team, working with and advocating for 100,000 songwriter, composer and publisher members. She oversees the Writer Services, Member Relations, Publisher Relations and Repertoire, Sounds Australia, and Live Music Office teams. Jana has extensive professional experience in event management and began her time at APRA AMCOS 15 years ago as their Event Manager, delivering the organisation’s large-scale events. This subsequently led to her heading up the Events and Communications team before moving into the Writer Services team in 2016, and stepping into her current role in June 2018.
Based in London, Martel Ollerenshaw is an international arts broker and creative producer. With a wide portfolio of skills and interests, she works with artists, organisations and festivals to create and produce work that is pioneering and often genre blurring. Between 2002 and 2017, she worked at Serious International Music Producers/EFG London Jazz Festival, where her portfolio included Seriously Talented, the suite of talent development programs for professional musicians in jazz and improvised music. Martel is the Chair of Pacitti Company/SPILL Festival (an organisation specialising in live art, activism and performance), the vice president of the Europe Jazz Network and board member of hcmf// (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival).
Other board meeting attendees
Australian Music Centre CEO
With the AMC since July 2021, Cath was previously the Executive Director of the Association of Artist Managers and manages some of Australia's most successful artists. Read more.
Australian Music Centre Company Secretary
Laura is also Senior Manager, Corporate Services and Deputy Company Secretary at APRA AMCOS.