Juror Council

Chaired by highly respected QLD Music Practitioner Martine Cotton, the AWMA Juror Council reflects a wide cross section of artists and industry professionals each of whom provide significant expertise in their respective areas and a broad perspective and overview to the Juror process.

Dom Alessio
Sounds Australia,
Former JJJ broadcaster (NSW)

Lorena Allam
The Guardian Indigenous Affairs Editor,
former JJJ/ABC journalist,
Gamilaraay and Yawalaraay woman (NSW)

Maria Amato
CEO AIR (VIC)

Moira Bennett
Producer ‘At Last’: The Etta James Story,
Digital Producer (UK)

Namila Benson
Broadcaster/Writer/Educator,
Tolai woman from PNG (VIC)

Lisa Bishop
CEO MusicSA (SA)

Kerry Digby
Producer & Remote Tour Manager (NT)

Brigid Dixon
Lawyer, The Mushroom Group (VIC)

Dr Narelle Gee
Former Head Programmer RAGE,
QUT Academic (QLD)

Jana Gibson
Head of Member Services APRA AMCOS (NSW)

Laura Harper
CEO MusicTAS (Tasmania)

Mike Harris
CEO Western Australian Music Association (WA)

Angie Hart
Singer/Songwriter, Women of Letters Curator (VIC)

Georgia Kennedy
WAM Development Manager (WA)

Fenella Kernebone
Head, Curation TEDX Sydney,
former ABC Broadcaster (NSW)

David Leha (Radical Son)
Artist, Regional and Remote Facilitator,
Kamilaroi Tongan man (NSW)

Candice Lorrae
Performer/Producer The Merindas,
Jawoyn woman from NT (VIC)

Chris O’Neill
APRA AMCOS National Manager,
Senior Manager – National Engagement, Music Victoria Board Director (VIC)

Kim Pengelly
General Manager QMusic (QLD)

Ben Pierpoint
Manager Positive Feedback,
Live Performance Producer (NSW)

Milyika Scales
Producer, Desert Divas MUSIC NT (NT)

Jo Smith
Executive Director, Australian Screen Composers Guild (NSW)

Ed St. John
Former Record Company Executive,
Executive GM Ethics Council (NSW)

Dr Diana Tolmie
QLD Conservatorium (QLD)

Margaret Urlich
Artist & Music Educator (NSW)

Dr John Wilsteed
Musician, QUT Academic (QLD)