“History is finally on our side. We need to grab this moment with an open and united heart.”

Vicki Gordon, AWMA Founding Executive Director

Led by highly respected music producer, cultural activist and change maker Vicki Gordon, AWMA’s management team is made up of experts with extensive experience in the production of large scale event management, digital media, strategic planning and development. AWMA is overseen by a Board of Directors comprising professionals who encompass the arts, accountancy, community engagement, not-for-profit governance and law.

founding executive director

Vicki Gordon

Vicki Gordon’s has been a dynamic champion of gender & cultural equality within the Australian Music Industry for thirty years. Her work insists on the power of creativity and artistry to bring about positive change in the world. She has worked as a Musician, Festival & Music Director, Creative Producer, Artistic Director, Artist Manager, Marketing & A&R Director, Record Label Manager and Mentor.

Vicki served on the ARIA Board as a Director in 2002 (one of only two women voted to do so in the last 50 years). She has been awarded a Human Rights Commendation, Community Cultural Development Award, Women in the Arts Fellowship, PPCA Award and numerous ARIA Awards in recognition of her contribution to industry.

As founding President for the Australian Women’s Rock Institute, in the 90s, she produced Australia’s first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Contemporary Music Festival; first Training program for Female DJ’s, first All Girl Rock Festival and first fanzine for Female Musicians.

She is producer & curator for the critically acclaimed Barefoot Divas touring the company to North America, Canada and Hawaii in 2014 and selling out the Hong Kong Concert Hall in 2015; co-producer for the critically acclaimed Indigenous Rock Musical Barbara & the Camp Dogs featuring Ursula Yovich, Elaine Crombie and Troy Brady and Founding President for Cicada International Inc. Her papers are held in the NSW State library.

executive producer

Theresa Famularo

Theresa Famularo is the Founder and Director of Brisbane based Company Cre8ion, a producing company specialising in a wide range of theatrical entertainment, large-scale events and experiential installations.

Theresa has extensive experience both nationally and internationally and has focused her talent and skill base in the field of producing, strategic planning and development of new events and digital strategies over the last decade.

Theresa has been invited to speak at the New Cities Summit in Jakarta, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Art Place America and Aspen Institute in Aspen and is a regular guest lecturer at the Tisch School of The Arts NYU in New York and at the Australian Center for Event Management at the University of Technology in Sydney. Theresa is regularly engaged as a consultant and strategic thinker for the development of new public events.

general manager – finance

Bill Harris

A graduate of the University of Melbourne and the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Bill was the Production Manager at Belvoir Street Theatre before moving to an executive production role at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympic Arts Festivals. As Production Director for the 2002 Adelaide Festival of Arts, Bill drove the creation and development of new Australian and international productions, before returning to NIDA as Head of the Production course.

As Head of Programming at Sydney Festival, Bill produced events such as Festival First Night, Movers and Shakers dance series, Smoke and Mirrors, Dawn Chorus and Trocadero Dance Palace. For Global Creatures, Bill was Executive Producer for the world premiere season of the stage musical, King Kong. Bill is currently with the Barangaroo Delivery Authority advising and developing programming initiatives as part of its arts and cultural framework.