Management Committee

QMusic is overseen by an elected management committee and operated by a small staff. The diversity, stability and leadership demonstrated by the Management Committee are key strengths of QMusic. The strategic recruitment of supplementary skill sets in 2009 will ensure QMusic’s position as a responsive and dynamic organisation into the future.

The 2015-2016 management committee consists of:

Michael Crutcher President 
Michael was the editor of The Courier-Mail, Queensland’s largest source of news and analysis from 2010 to 2013. His appointment followed stints as the newspaper’s deputy editor, chief of staff and investigations editor. Earlier in his journalism career, Michael spent a decade as a sportswriter, covering the Australian cricket and rugby union teams. In his spare time, Michael tries valiantly to prevent his music collection from overloading his mobile phone storage levels.

Stephen Green Vice President
With over fifteen years in Brisbane's music community, Stephen has had experience in many different facets of the industry including roles as a music publicist, radio plugger, journalist, marketing manager, conference programmer, radio announcer, inflight entertainment producer, vocalist and music retailer. Currently managing director of SGC Media (a joint venture with MGM's Sebastian Chase working on international new media marketing for Australian artists), Stephen works with projects including John Butler Trio, The Waifs, British India, Triple J's Hottest 100 compilation, Blue King Brown and San Cisco as well as with organisations including D-Star (where he consults on both their national music promo delivery service and radio monitoring system) and QMusic. Stephen is also board member of Brisbane music education not-for-profit Starving Kids.

Ben Hancock Treasurer 
Ben is a Partner of the independently owned financial services firm, Stonehouse Wealth Management and a Director of mid-tier accounting firm, Bach & Company Chartered Accountants. Ben has completed studies in commerce, accounting and finance including a Master of Business Administration and Master of Financial Planning. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a fervent supporter of Queensland music.

Tina Radburn Secretary 
Tina has extensive government and business development experience, having worked across multiple departments and industries with high-level Government officials and senior executives for over 25 years.  This includes 14 years of international business development experience in the Americas, including the United States, Canada, and Latin America.  She has worked across multiple industries, including music and the creative industries, tourism, biotechnology and life sciences, information and communication technology.  Tina’s strengths have been to work across government, engage industry and collaborate.  She received numerous public sector awards for the development and delivery of the United States Creative Industries Export Strategy and Program and for Queensland’s Contemporary Music Export Project, a collaboration between Trade Queensland, Arts Queensland and QMusic.  She is passionate about music and the arts, international development, philanthropy, and the community and has worked with many non-profits and development agencies, including the United Nations.  Tina is also a board member for the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Scott Hutchinson
Scott is Chairman of Hutchinsons Builders, Queensland’s largest privately owned building company. Hutchies, as it is affectionately termed by staff and industry, is a family company which has been known and respected within the State’s building scene for four generations. Hutchinson Builders celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2012 – representing a century of service to Queensland and testament to the company’s commitment, expertise and integrity. From its beginning as a one man operation in 1912, J Hutchinson Pty Ltd has expanded and strengthened and, today, stands as one of Queensland’s major award winning construction companies. Scott is also an avid music lover.

Stu Watters 
Stu has been working in the music industry for over 15 years and brings with him a diverse collection of experiences. His previous roles vary broadly from CEO of Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), running the Queensland Music Network (QMusic), serving on the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and holding a position on the International Honorary Committee at MIDEM for five years. In 2009 Stuart left AIR with a desire to develop his own film production, publishing, music services and consulting company Morph TV whose clients (past and present) include Nightlife Music Video, The Seed Fund, Arts Queensland, QPAC, Hunted Media, Brisbane City Council, Mix It Up, Fieldworx, The Gin Club, The Medics, Mountain Goat Brewery and QMusic.

D-J Wendt
D-J is a promoter, tour producer, live performance producer and manager. He is the owner of Dmand Pty Ltd, a company that specialises in producing and promoting concert tours and theatrical productions in Australia, Europe and The United States for theatre and arena productions. He is also the owner and executive producer for Frog in a Sock Pty Ltd and Tenorissimo USA LLC which produce live concerts, TV specials, DVD's and albums for The TEN Tenors.  In his spare time he enjoys all forms of sport and hanging out with his family.

Jesse Barbera
Jesse is co-owner of several venues and managing director of The Fans Group - a group of companies comprising artist management, venue marketing, operations & bookings and an events company. In his spare time he drinks whisky on planes.

Roz Pappalardo
Roz has been a constant in the Australian music industry for approximately 20 years, as musician , (one half of women in docs, independent original and international touring act, and as a solo artists) as well as presenter, programmer and producer based in regional Queensland, currently heading up Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Civic Theatre and Cairns Festival as Program Manager.  She is heavily involved in consulting on artist pathways for many regional Queenland artists, including indigenous group  and choir, Sounds of Austranesia (Cairns and Torres Strait Island based). She is also currently touring as one of the songwriters in the Soldiers Wife project which has seen Queensland songwriters work artistically with women who've lost their partners in war. Roz has also worked heavily in community arts  and development projects with remote Indigenous communities in Northern Territory and Queensland. She is extremely happy to be once again sitting on the board of QMusic, excited to be part of the next chapter of this organisation's growth and development across Queensland. 

Brian “Smash” Chladil 
Smash has been self employed in the music business for more than 30 years. Starting as a sound guy, he owned a PA business, became a tour manager then a band manager, owned a studio and then an indy label and since 1990 ran an event management company that produced some of Australia’s best festivals including Livid, Homebake, Big Day Out Queensland and Soundwave Queensland. He even tried promoting (losing both times!). In 2003 he co-founded Oztix which today is Australia's largest independent ticketing company. His hobbies include rock and roll, motor bikes and politics. In his spare time he does work for the QMusic Board.

Tracey Vieira 
Tracey was appointed CEO of Screen Queensland in February 2014, the highlight to date of a stellar career promoting the Australian screen industry in Queensland and the United States. Tracey graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Film and Media in 1993. She initially worked in events management before securing a position with the Brisbane-based Pacific Film and Television Commission as Executive Manager - Locations and International Production.  Tracey moved to LA in 2004 where for the next ten years she took on senior roles in Ausfilm, the industry-government partnership that connects the international film community with Australia's screen incentives, talent and facilities.  Since returning to Queensland Tracey has launched new initiatives for the industry including the first fully funded features program with Streaming Video on Demand company Stan (Queensland: Originals), a creative partnership initiative with YouTube, a business building program Enterprise Queensland and Emerging Programs. Tracey is the Chair of Australians in Film, a Los Angeles based non-profit organisation that serves as the industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the US. Under Tracey's leadership, the organisation has established highly successful annual fundraising events and launched industry training for writers and other film producers as well as a business mentorship with Village Roadshow Entertainment and Animal Logic. Tracey is also a Board member of Ausfilm.

Natalie Strijland - Natalie is a lawyer and director of New Farm law firm NR Barbi Solicitor Pty Ltd. She has been part of the Brisbane legal scene since 1997, working in various areas including Arts Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation and Building and Construction Litigation. She enjoys all aspects of the Arts and is passionate about the fostering of new Australian talent. She is an associate of the Powerhouse, an avid cricket fan and enjoys theatre and all genres of music.