New Zealand’s favourite troubadour, Neil Finn is a unique songwriter, a craftsman who writes deceptively simple lyrics full of warmth and emotion.
His career includes some of bands that have shaped New Zealand’s soundtrack both here and around the world – Spilt Enz, The Mullanes, Crowded House, Finn Brothers and most recently The Pajama Club.
The position of Patron is a non-terminable position (other than by Patron), without a set term.
Chief Executive, NZ Music Commission
Cath Andersen is the Chief Executive of the NZ Music Commission – a Government funded arts agency that undertakes projects in New Zealand and abroad to assist contemporary popular NZ music businesses. The Music Commission runs the annual celebration NZ Music Month, funds international projects through the Outward Sound programme, has a host of resources and services available to support musicians and industry professionals; and also works with the Ministry of Education to deliver New Zealand music programmes into schools.
Cath has previously worked as an artist manager, and a tour promoter and booking agent for both international and NZ bands.
Director, Meniscus Media Ltd
Malcolm Black has worked in the music industry for his entire career, initially as a musician and then as a music lawyer and a record company executive. Currently he is the Managing Director of Les Mills Music Licensing Ltd and Les Mills Media Ltd, and is APRA’s New Zealand Writer Director representative on the APRA Board.
Malcolm is married to Julia and has two daughters, Ruby and Awhina.
Partner, Rennie Cox
John Cox is a partner in the Auckland Law firm, Rennie Cox, and he specialises in property and commercial litigation. He has had a close association with the music world throughout his career, representing the Recording Industry Association of NZ and PPNZ, the Big Day Out Promoters, and being a founding trustee of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust from 2003 to 2010.
John is married to Kim and has two daughters Lola and Rosa.
Anthony Healey – Deputy Chair | Secretary
Director of NZ Operations, APRA|AMCOS
APRA|AMCOS’s objective is to ensure composers/songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced and help New Zealand ensure music users get access to the world’s musical repertoire. Through its music grants program APRA support a number of music organisations and are a founding supporter of the NZ Music Foundation.
Anthony is also the Chair of the New Zealand Copyright Council and a Trustee of the Centre for NZ Music. He has extensive experience as a lawyer in the entertainment and copyright industry and has wide knowledge of the many aspects the music business.
Songwriter, performer, artist
Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand’s best-known songwriters, with 5 entries in APRA’s 100 best NZ songs of all time. He was awarded the Silver Scroll twice for “Anchor Me” in 1994 and “Bathe In The River” in 2006. He lead iconic band The Mutton Birds for most of the 90s, relocating with the group to London for the latter half of that time. Their third album “Envy Of Angels” made the UK Sunday Times ten best albums list in 1996.
Don has also won numerous awards for his film and TV writing. In 2001 he was awarded the Auckland University Literary Fellowship for his song writing, and he was made a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate in 2002.
He tours and performs solo, with his band The Seven Sisters, and as a member of Sean Donnelly’s group The Bellbirds.
Director, Entertainment Accounting Services
Lynda Parsons is the director of Entertainment Accounting Services, who specialise in looking after people in the film and entertainment industry
Acting CEO, Radio Broadcasters Association
Jana is currently acting CEO of the RBA, which works to maintain high standards of commercial radio broadcasting in New Zealand and to represent the commercial radio industry to its many partners and stakeholders within government, business and the community.
Her previous roles include being the General Manager of Talk Radio Brands and Group Programme Director of Music Brands at Mediaworks, which included the highly successful Radio Live, The Edge, More FM, The Breeze and The Rock networks of stations.
Despite graduating university with a business degree in 1987 and planning to land a big “corporate” gig she took a summer job at Energy Fm, a new radio station launching in New Plymouth and hasn’t left the business since. She had a seven year stint in the United Kingdom working in regional radio for the then GWR group, before joining Chrysalis to launch a dance station in Newcastle upon Tyne before joining Heart FM in London.
Campbell Smith – Chair
Founder, CRS Group
Campbell Smith is an artist manager and concert promoter.
As a music lawyer, industry executive and founder of CRS Music Management, CRS Presents and co-founder of Civic Events, Campbell is one of New Zealand’s most experienced music business practitioners. He has guided some of the country’s most successful artists including Brooke Fraser, the Naked and Famous, Bic Runga, Nathan Haines, Scribe and Stellar to local and international success.
Campbell was the promoter of the Auckland Big Day Out from 2004 until 2014. He is the co-promoter of the annual Winery Tour and Church Tour. In 2016 Campbell and CRS’ international partners launched Auckland City Limits Music Festival. Between 2005 and 2011 Campbell served as the CEO of the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, working to protect and enhance the rights of recording artists and labels as well as overseeing the annual New Zealand Music Awards, rebuilding it into the country’s premier entertainment awards event.
He is the co-founder of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust and was its Chair from 2003 to 2009.
Campbell splits his time between Auckland and Los Angeles.
CEO, Recorded Music NZ
Damian Vaughan is the Chief Executive of Recorded Music NZ. He has many years’ experience in music licensing with lengthy stints at APRA/AMCOS and PRS For Music in the UK. Adding to his strong music licensing background, Damian has been Business Development Manager for Independent Music New Zealand and has also worked for Kog Transmissions, a leading independent label.
Recorded Music NZ is the industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. Through its Music Grants programme, Recorded Music NZ supports a range of educational projects across the music industry and around New Zealand. Through this programme, it is also proud to support the activities and operations of the NZ Music Foundation.
Co-founder of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre
Barbara Ward is a community activist with a history in fundraising and has a long term involvement in the NZ Music Industry.
Along with Campbell Smith she was a founding member of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, serving on the Board from 2003 till 2009. Barbara is also a member of the NZ Fabian Society organising committee.
The trustee positions of APRA Director and Recorded Music New Zealand Director are non-terminable appointments, without a set term. The APRA Director position and the Recorded Music New Zealand Director position will be held by whomever holds the Managing Director or Executive Director positions at those two organisations at any point in time. All other trustees will serve three year terms. Trustees may reapply for a position as a trustee for further term(s) without restriction. Trustees are selected and appointed by the Boards of Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA. Chairperson is selected by the Board of Trustees.
Peter Dickens – General Manager
Peter Dickens started in radio in Wellington before moving to programme production including a number of iconic NZ music radio initiatives for NZ on Air. After taking a short break to see the world, Peter entered the world of charities and not-for-profit organisations in the United Kingdom and stayed for over a decade. Now back in the country, he is using his knowledge of charities and philanthropic organisations as well his understanding of the unique place music holds in NZ to develop the work of the foundation.
Contact Peter at The NZ Music Foundation by phone on 09 623 4728.
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