Jenny Morris OAM, MNZM
Non-executive Writer Director since 1995 and Chair of the Board

A writer member of APRA since 1983, Jenny has been a music writer, performer and recording artist since 1980 with three top 5 and four top 20 singles in Australia and similar success in New Zealand. Jenny has recorded nine albums gaining gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in the process and won back to back ARIA awards for best female vocalist. Jenny was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame in 2018.

Jenny is also a Director and passionate supporter of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Jenny presents their biennial ‘Art of Music’ gala event, which raises significant and much needed funds for the charity.

Amanda Brown 
Non-executive Writer Director since 2015

Amanda is a screen composer, songwriter and APRA writer member of 25 years. Amanda has composed music for film and television since 2000 and before that enjoyed a career as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands, most notably The Go-Betweens. She has worked with artists including R.E.M, Silverchair, The Vines, Youth Group, The Church, The Reels, David Bridie, Halfway, The Apartments and Wendy Matthews. Amanda has a passionate interest in the encouragement and promotion of women in music and the rights of screen composers.

Matthew Capper 
Non-executive Publisher Director since 2007

Matthew is the Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd – one of the world’s leading music publishing companies. They represent writers from Cole Porter and the Gershwins, through Led Zeppelin and Madonna, to Morgan Evans, Kendrick Lamar, and Lizzo. Locally, the company represents the rights of Little River Band, Australian Crawl, and Real Life, amongst others.  

Matthew commenced his career at Festival Music Publishing in 1999, and was appointed Administration Manager after only two years at the company. He joined Warner Chappell in 2003, and was made head of the company in 2004. He is a Director, and the Deputy Chair of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS), and is a Director and the Chair of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

Brendan Gallagher 
Non-executive Writer Director since 2014

ARIA award winner Brendan Gallagher has long maintained a comprehensive career as an independent artist in the Australian music industry - singer, songwriter, composer, author & performer.

Producer of over thirty albums in as many years, more than half as an artist. The long time front man and founding member of Karma County, since 2006 he’s produced and released seven solo albums and maintains an active live performance schedule in Australia and Europe.

Brendan has scored feature films, documentaries and for TV. He is the author of international best seller The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitar, first published in 1994. He has played guitar on recordings for artists like David Bowie, Jimmy Little and Kylie Minogue.

Brendan is an Executive Councillor on the International Council of Music Creators, Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Music Creators Alliance, Chair of APRA Membership and Distribution Board Sub-Committee, and a member of APRA Awards & Music Grants Sub-Committee. Brendan graduated from UTS with a BA Communication in 1988 and teaches part time in their music department.

Jaime Gough
Non-executive Director since 2020

Jaime is Managing Director of independent music publisher Native Tongue Music Publishing, overseeing offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. He is also a Director of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (AMCOS) and the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

Jaime has a double Bachelor of Business degree (Marketing & Management - Monash University), and worked in artist management at Mayday Management and music licensing at Mana Music before joining Native Tongue in 2005.

Jaime has served on the board for non-profit youth music organization The Push, and is a co-owner of independent record label, Best & Fairest.

Ian James OAM
Non-executive Publisher Director since 1991 and Deputy Chair of the Board

Ian was Managing Director of Mushroom Music Pty Limited from 1986 to 2018 and now acts as Senior Consultant. He is also a Director of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (AMCOS) and the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

Ian has a Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Psychology) from the University of New South Wales and was employed by the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) from 1976 to 1986 in several management positions. He was appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the Victoria University College of Business in 2014, the Board of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) in 2016 and the Board of the Independent Music Publishers Forum (IMPF) in 2018.

Andrew Jenkins
Non-executive Publisher Director since 2019

Andrew is President, Australia and Asia Pacific Region, for Universal Music Publishing Group. He is responsible for UMPG’s activities in Australasia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as for global society and industry matters.

Andrew joined Polygram in the UK in 1981, rising to General Manager and Senior Director at Polydor Records. In 1993, Andrew moved to BMG Music Publishing and served as President of International. He has been responsible for the Australian offices of both BMG Music Publishing and subsequently Universal Music Publishing from 1993 until today and is married to an Australian singer-songwriter. He was the architect for both Universal Music Publishing’s pan-European licensing deal with SACEM and pan-Asian licensing deal with APRA.

Andrew has worked with artists such the Bee Gees, Tom Waits, The Cure, Van Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alanis Morrissette, Pete Townshend and Iron Maiden to name a few.

He is a current board member of AMCOS, AMPAL and former Chairman of ICMP and also a founder board member of IMPA.

After a life spent in the music business, Andrew is passionate about the rights of songwriters and those who invest in their talent.

Chris Neal 
Non-executive Writer Director since 2000

A Writer member of APRA since 1972, Chris is a songwriter and screen composer with feature film and TV drama credits spanning 40 years and including such titles as Turtle BeachBodylineFarscapeEmerald City and The Shiralee.

Chris was a founding member and past president of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) and a representative for the interests of composer colleagues since 1987. Chris was a member of the film industry lobby group informing the Broadcasting Tribunal drafting of Standard TPS 14 which guaranteed the place of Australian music in local content regulation for commercial television.

Bic Runga
Non-executive Writer Director since 2019

Since the release of her first single Drive in 1996 – a top ten hit when she was just twenty – Bic has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award. Bic has won the most Tuis (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever (twenty). She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. Bic’s debut album Drive was certified seven times platinum and featured the enormous hit Sway. The follow up in Beautiful Collision in 2002 was certified an incredible eleven times platinum and featured the hits Get Some Sleep, Something Good and Listening For The Weather.

Her songs have featured in film soundtracks and her records have been released around the world. She has won loyal followings in Europe, Asia and North America.

In January 2006, The Queen made Runga a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand for services to music.

In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legacy award at the New Zealand music awards and was inducted in to New Zealand Music hall of fame.

Damian Trotter 
Non-executive Publisher Director since 2000

Damian is the Managing Director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing and a Director and former Chairman of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (AMCOS) and the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

After joining CBS Records in 1981, he held various positions including Local Artist A&R/Marketing Manager and National Promotions Manager. After a brief stint at Warner Music in 1990 as General Manager of East West Records, he returned to Sony to head up the re-started publishing company in 1992 .

Following the merger of Sony/ATV Music Publishing with EMI Music Publishing in 2012, Damian was appointed Managing Director of both companies.

Philip Walker 
Non-executive Publisher Director since 2012

Philip is founder of Origin Music Group, has a Bachelor of Business degree UTS, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Australian Institute of Management. In practice as a Chartered Accountant, Auditor and Tax Agent from 1980 – 1998 and is also a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (AMCOS). Not for profit work includes Chair of the Antony Kidman Foundation, a charity doing research and treatment in youth mental health; and Vice Chair of the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts supporting young people in the arts.

Over 40 years in the entertainment business: agent, artist manager, international concert promotor (Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, B.B. King), professional advisor and over 30 years as a music publisher. Has worked with acts from Billy Thorpe and Ross Wilson through to Lior, Megan Washington and Gotye; most genres from Pop (Basics and Cooking on Three Burners) country (Smoky Dawson) Jazz (James Morrison), film & Television and theatrical rights, Pricilla, Shout!, Strictly Ballroom, Rogers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber….and much more.

Jonathan Zwartz
Non-executive Writer Director since 2019

Jonathan Zwartz is a multiple award winning musician, screen composer, curator and live music advocate. He has released three albums under his own name with the most recent being awarded an ARIA in best jazz album category.

He has toured nationally with Vince Jones, Katie Noonan, Dami Im, Jade MacRae, Pharoah Sanders, Mark Murphy, Johnny Griffin, Mike Nock, Bernie McGann, Lionel Loueke and the Vampires.

He is a staunch advocate of Australian Music, curating and co-producing a ten part series for ABC TV entitled ‘The Pulse’ and is an active campaigner for greater exposure of Australian music in mainstream media.

He was a member of the Sydney Council ‘Live Music Taskforce’ that has been instrumental in effecting a review of Sydney’s lock out laws.

He is a co-director of the Starfish Club, a monthly community music concert now in it’s 21st year, featuring artists such as Don Walker, Leah Flanagan, and Tim Rogers.

After studying at the NSW Conservatorium he lived in the US for a year before returning to complete a Masters Degree at ANU. He recently completed a grad dip in screen composition (AFTRS) and has composed music for documentaries including ‘Backtrack Boys’, ‘Ka-Ching, a Pokies Nation’ and 'Richard Leplastrier, Framing the View'.

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