Ian James
Non-executive Director since 1988 and 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 Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMCOS).

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.

Philip Burn 

Non-executive Director since 2014

Philip is the Managing Director of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd since 1995. He was previously with Yamaha Music Australia for 18 years, and General Manager from 1987 to 1995. Philip is also a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

Matthew Capper
Non-executive Director since 2005 and Deputy Chair of the Board

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, Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and is a Director and Chair of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

Jaime Gough
Non-executive Director since 2015

Jaime is Managing Director at Native Tongue Music Publishing, an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

After completing a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and Bachelor of Business (Management) at Monash University, Jaime started working in the family business as Copyright and Royalties manager from the company’s inception in 2005, before becoming Creative Manager in 2007 where his role evolved to include A&R, Licensing and International catalogue management.

Prior to joining Native Tongue Jaime worked for music licensing company Mana Music and management company Mayday Management, representing The Go-Betweens, Mia Dyson, Renee Geyer and David Bridie.

Jaime is also a board member of AMPAL and has served on the board for non-profit youth music organisation The Push.

Peter Hebbes AM
Non-executive Director since 2002

Managing Director and owner of the independent music publishing and business consulting company Hebbes Music Group Pty. Ltd., and a director of CAS Music Australia. He is also a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL), Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS), and a past Director and Deputy Chairman of the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA). He has served on the board of the Music Industry Advisory Council (MIAC), the Australian Music Centre (AMC), the Australasian Music Performance Committee (AMPCOM) and the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA). In addition, Peter is a past Chairman and a current director of Variety “the children’s charity” NSW, the co-founder and Trustee of The Golden Stave Foundation and a past board member of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia. 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 Australasian Music Industry and his extensive charity work.

Clive Hodson
Non-executive Director since 2016

Clive Hodson is the Owner/Managing Director of Perth based full service Publishing/Licensing company Perfect Pitch Publishing which represents both local and international writers and catalogues. Perfect Pitch has offices in Queensland and Perth. Clive was formally the General Manager, Shock Music Publishing and prior to that Head of ABC Music. Clive’s music business career has also involved 20 years in senior management positions – GM, A&R and Marketing - within the PolyGram/Universal Group. Clive was elected to the board of the PPCA (as independent labels representative) and the board of AIR (Association of Independent Record Labels) in 2006, the board of AMCOS in 2007 and again in 2016 (current) and the board of AMPAL in 2009 (currently Deputy Chair). Clive is also a current board elected director of Western Australia Music (WAM). He is a senior accredited lecturer (Certificate of Education – UNSW) in Music Publishing at Music Colleges in Sydney (AIM/TAFE) and Perth (WAAPA/TAFE) and guest speaker/panellist at Music Conferences nationally. Perfect Pitch is a major sponsor of the WAM (West Australian Music) & Fairbridge Youth Quest Songwriter of the Year competitions. His career started (and continues) as a writer/performer in Perth, Western Australia and moved through to the business side of the industry in 1978. Clive is also a registered writer with APRA. He continues to focus on signing and developing careers for writers and performers. Clive is a registered JP in NSW (since 2007).

Andrew Jenkins
Non-executive 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 APRA, 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.

Heath Johns
Non-executive Director since 2020

Since launching BMG Australia in March 2016 as the company's inaugural Managing Director, Heath Johns has signed LDRU, The Living End, the iconic Wolfmother back-catalogue, Wave Racer and Peking Duk (ex-ANZ). Heath led the Australian operation through the acquisition of iconic Australian music company Alberts and holds MBA and Master of Marketing degrees from the University of Newcastle, Johns was previously Director of A&R at UMPG for over 13 years. He is also a current board member of AMPAL.

Steve McPherson
Non-executive Director since 2012

Steve is the CEO of Hillsong Music Publishing Australia, SHOUT! Music Publishing and City & Vine Production Music with an extensive background as a performer, producer and songwriter. Steve is honoured to work with world-renowned songwriters and producers achieving Grammy awards, multiple ASCAP and BMI awards in the USA and many other achievements across the globe. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in music publishing and copyright administration. In 2018, Steve completed his MBA through the Australian Institute of Business.

Steve also serves on the Board of Advisors to Christian Copyright Licensing International, is a Director of Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL) and serves on the Executive of the Church Music Publishers Association (CMPA) in the United States.

Simon Moor
Non-executive Director since November 2013

Simon is the Managing Director of Kobalt Music Group APAC. As Managing Director, Simon is responsible for Kobalt’s publishing, recorded music services, and neighbouring rights businesses. Simon established the Australian and New Zealand operations for Kobalt in 2010 and then in 2016 Simon established an office in Hong Kong, overseeing development of Kobalt Publishing and other new business in the Asian Region. Simon is currently a non-executive director of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL).

Previous to Kobalt, Simon started his music career at Mushroom Music as an A&R scout after completing a Bachelor Degree in Economics. Following this Simon worked for Sony Music from 1998 to 2003, both as Product Manager and then A&R Manager. Simon then accepted the role as Head of A&R for EMI Records where he was from 2003 to 2010, before being appointed Head of A&R for Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Damian Trotter
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 (AMCOS). Damian is also a Director of the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Limited (AMPAL) and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA).

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 Director since 2000

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 Performing Right Association Limited (APRA). 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.


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