The AMCOS Board comprises twelve Directors all of whom are members of AMCOS. [Please note: The AMCOS Board resolved to reduce its number of Directors from 14 to 12 in August 2010, in keeping with the size of the APRA Board.]
AMCOS members may be elected to the Board if they have have earned AMCOS royalties in the immediately preceeding financial year. Voting entitlements are based on each member's earnings in the preceeding financial year. One-third of the Directors retire by rotation each year but, if eligible, may seek re-election.
Non-executive Director since 1988
Ian has been the Managing Director of Mushroom Music Pty Limited since 1986. He is also the current Chairman of the Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited and Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited.
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 from 1976 to 1986 in several management positions.
Non-executive Director since 1986
Robert is Managing Director of Universal Music Publishing Pty Limited, Universal/MCA Publishing Pty Limited, Universal/MGB Music Publishing Pty Ltd, Rondor Music (Australia) Pty Limited, Essex Music of Australia Pty Limited and Cromwell Music of Australia Pty Limited .
He is also Director of Australasian Performing Right Association Limited and Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited (of which he was also a past Chairman).
He previously held a management position at Polygram Records and was Managing Director of Rondor Music (Australia) Pty Ltd when it was an independent company.
Non-executive Publisher Director since 2011
An experienced music lawyer and formerly at Simpsons Solicitors, Marianna has also held senior legal and business affairs roles at major record labels and music publishers including BMG Australia and BMG Music Publishing, BMG Entertainment in New York, and EMI Music Australia. She is currently Head of ABC Music Publishing and a Director of the Australian Music Publishers’ Association (AMPAL). She has presented at many music industry forums including the Australasian Music Business Conference, Fuse Festival, Big Sound, WAMi and at the Australian Institute of Music.
Marianna has degrees in arts and law from the University of NSW.
Non Executive Director since 2009
Mark is the Managing Director of Music Sales Pty Limited. Prior to commencing with Music Sales in July 2010, Mark was General Manager of AMPAL for 3 years, having previously held the positions of General Manager of Shock Music Publishing, A&R Manager at Festival Records and Professional Manager at Sony /ATV Music Publishing. Mark holds a degree in design from the University Of Queensland and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University Of Technology Creative Industries and Innovation Centre. An APRA writer member since 1981, Mark continues to compose and perform music regularly.
Non-executive Director since 2005
Matthew is the Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd,. He is also a Director of Chappell & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wallaby Music Pty Ltd, Warner/Chappell Pty Ltd, the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited, and is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited.
Non-executive Director since 1991
Matthew is the Managing Director of Peermusic Pty Limited, Southern Music Publishing Co (Australasia) Pty Limited and Frankdon Music Pty Limited. He is also a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited and Minder Music Australia Pty Ltd. Matthew’s previous appointments include professional manager of ATV Northern Songs and Castle Music.
Non-executive Director since 2002
Peter is Managing Director of Hebbes Music Group Pty Ltd and Eaton Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd. He is a past Director and Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA). He is currently on the Board of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS), the Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited (AMPAL) and the Australian Music Performance Committee.
In the past he has also served on the Boards of the Music Industry Advisory Council, the Australian Music Centre and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Peter is the current Chairman of “Variety - the children’s charity” NSW and a Director of Variety Australia. He is also co-founder and a Trustee of The Golden Stave Foundation. In 2006 Peter was appointed as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to the Australian music industry and his extensive charity work.
Steve is the Manager of Hillsong Music Publishing in Sydney, Australia and has extensive experience as a performer, producer, songwriter and publisher. Steve works closely with sub-publishers, record companies and artists across the globe managing one of the most active publishing catalogues in Christian music ever to come out of Australia. Steve has over 18 years experience in music publishing and copyright administration.
Non-executive Publisher Director since 2010
David is the CEO of the Albert Group of Companies which includes J.Albert & Son, the music and entertainment business founded in 1885 by Great Great Grandfather Jacques Albert. David is the fifth generation Albert to work in the family business. David holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Masters in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts and is the co-chair of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia.
Non-executive Director since 1995
Damian is the Managing Director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing and a former Chairman of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited Damian is also a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited.
After joining CBS Records in 1981, he held various positions including Local Artist Marketing Manager and National Promotions Manager. In 1990 he was appointed General Manager of East West Records before returning to Sony in 1991 to take up his current position.
Non-executive Director since 2000
Philip is Chairman of Origin Music Group and Chairman of the Sago Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology in 1980. Philip is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Member of the Australian Institute of Management. He has previously served as a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Craft Council of New South Wales. He was 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.
Jonathan Carter is General Counsel of the Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA|AMCOS), managing the legal affairs of both organisations.
After being admitted to practise in 2001, Jonathan was appointed associate to the Honourable Justice Heerey of the Federal Court of Australia, who at that time was Chair of the Court's intellectual property law panel. Jonathan also worked in the intellectual property group of national law firm Allens Arthur Robinson, before taking in-house legal and management roles at Sony Music Entertainment Australia and then EMI Music Australia.
Jonathan has degrees in arts and law with double first class honours from the University of Sydney.
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