Australian Music Centre Board of Directors
AMC Board - Chair
Artistic director, performer
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, and has worked in curatorial and artistic direction roles for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera House, and Arts Centre Melbourne. Image © Steven Godbee.
AMC Board - Directors
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 was Artistic Director of West Australian Opera between 2015 and 2018.
Brad has conducted 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. His critical edition of Les Pêcheurs de perles has received international acclaim, with productions at the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, and English National Opera.
CEO, Wollongong Conservatorium
In 2021 David was appointed CEO of Wollongong Conservatorium after leading renowned regional arts organisation Four Winds Concerts Inc as Executive Director since 2015. As an Arts Leader in the UK and Australia, David has been responsible for delivering a sustainable future for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs as well as the establishment of the PRS for Music Foundation the UK’s largest funder for new music, and ‘Sound and Music’ the UK’s peak body for new music and sonic art.
Non-Executive Director (Treasurer)
MBA (Macq.). CAHRI, GAICD
Tracy is the Chief Executive Officer (Australia) for World Hope International. She has over 25 years’ executive and consulting experience, including 10 years running her own consulting practice, working with organisations navigating change. Her career spans NFP leadership, strategy facilitation and development, change management, financial management, executive search, human resources consulting and organisational design.
Tracy’s board roles include NED, Co-Deputy Chair and Chair Finance & Audit Committee for Wesley Mission, Chair of The Housing Connection, and Non-Executive Director roles at Sylvanvale Disability Services and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.
Director, Art & Parts
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).
Gina Williams AM
Gina Williams AM is a Balladong (Noongar) woman with links through her grandmother’s line to the Gitja people of the East Kimberley. She is one of those rare performers who captures hearts and imaginations by connecting deeply through the power of song. With less than 400 speakers of this language left in Western Australia, Gina brings (with guitarist and collaborator Guy Ghouse) a modern take on ancient traditions, matching powerful storytelling, guitar brilliance and her incandescent voice. The natural rhythms of the language are perfectly captured, and there's a disarming onstage presence that comes from a heart that simply refuses to surrender her voice and language to silence.
Gina has been named winner of the 2013, 2014 2015, 2016 and 2018 WA Music Industry Indigenous Act of the Year (with Guy Ghouse), 2017 West Australian of the Year Awards (Aboriginal Category). She was inducted to the West Australian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018, appointed Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) in 2022, and is an APRA/AMCOS Ambassador, Patron at Fairbridge Festival, and Patron (with Guy Ghouse) at Perth International Cabaret Festival.
Alison Wright joined APRA AMCOS in 2021 as Divisional Head Membership. She has responsibility for delivering and innovating a broad suite of services to the full breadth of APRA AMCOS’ global membership, including music publishing enterprise members, individual established songwriters and composers, and grassroots emerging songwriters across all genres.
Alison has over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles across diverse industries, including the Arts sector. Her career has traversed multiple industries and most recently she was the CEO of the National Health Cooperative. She served as Assistant Director, Engagement and Development at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for five years and spent almost eight years in China, as Managing Partner at Red Bridge Communications, and Director Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific for Visteon.
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.