Welcome QMusic's New GM!

QMusic is excited to announce the appointment of Kim Pengelly to the newly created position of QMusic General Manager. Beginning this month, Kim will come on board to oversee the organisation's operations, taking on the role of event manager for QMusic signature events, BIGSOUND and the Qld Music Awards.

Working closely with QMusic, CEO Joel Edmondson, Kim comes to QMusic with extensive experience in event management, having held senior management roles at Woodford Folk Festival for the past 7 years. 

Kim began her career in the music industry managing the commercial aspects of festivals, designing systems to ensure financial stability and organisational sustainability in an event context. Employed then by Woodfordia Inc. promoters of The Woodford Folk Festival, Planting and Festival of Small Halls, her role was primarily to manage all of the businesses within the organisation. This included managing a team of 43 people overseeing 800 volunteers across 13 departments including; 16 bars, 180 stalls, performers merchandise (460 artists), official merchandise, visual arts workshops, art galleries, restaurants, and general stores collectively turning over in excess of $2.5M in six days. 

At 26, Kim was promoted to Deputy General Manager to engage in the strategic management of the organisation and in addition to her role as Commercial Manager began managing grant applications, negotiating sponsorships and completed top-level negotiations with local, State and Federal Governments contributing to an annual economic impact of $34.5M. 

In 2018, Kim has returned from 6 months’ maternity leave and joins QMusic as General Manager from January 15, 2018.

Welcome, Kim!

Published: 15 Jan 2018 by QMusic Newsdesk