APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017

APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney today, and has returned the incumbent directors to both boards.

Re-elected to the APRA board were Writers Nigel Westlake and Brendan Gallagher and Publisher Matthew Capper.

Jenny Morris and Ian James were named as Chair and Deputy Chair of the APRA Board.

On the AMCOS Board, Publishers Marianna Annas, Bob Aird, Philip Burn and Damian Trotter retained their positions.

Ian James and Marianna Annas were named as Chair and Deputy Chair of the AMCOS Board.

The New APRA Board

  1. Jenny Morris OAM, Writer Director (Chair)
  2. Ian James, Mushroom Music (Deputy Chair)
  3. Bob Aird, Universal Music Publishing
  4. Marianna Annas, ABC Music Publishing
  5. Malcolm Black, NZ Writer Director
  6. Amanda Brown, Writer Director
  7. Matthew Capper, Warner/Chappell Music Australia (re-elected)
  8. Brendan Gallagher, Writer Director (re-elected)
  9. Chris Neal, Writer Director
  10. Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  11. Philip Walker, Origin Music Group
  12. Nigel Westlake, Writer Director (re-elected)

The New AMCOS Board

  1. Ian James, Mushroom Music (Chair)
  2. Marianna Annas, ABC Music Publishing (re-elected, Deputy Chair)
  3. Bob Aird, Universal Music Publishing (re-elected)
  4. Philip Burn, Hal Leonard (re-elected)
  5. Matthew Capper, Warner/Chappell Music Australia
  6. Jaime Gough, Native Tongue Music
  7. Peter Hebbes, Hebbes Music Group
  8. Clive Hodson, Perfect Pitch Publishing
  9. Steve McPherson, Hillsong Publishing
  10. Simon Moor, Kobalt Music Group
  11. Damian Trotter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (re-elected)
  12. Philip Walker, Origin Music Group

APRA and AMCOS Board directors are elected by their respective memberships through a secure ballot. The process and results of the elections are audited and verified by APRA AMCOS’ independent auditors, KPMG.

Click here for frequently asked questions, and here for more info on the voting system.


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