QMusic is overseen by an elected management committee. The QMusic management committee works cohesively and leads a thriving organisation by balancing a broad artistic vision with strong financial and management acumen. The diversity, stability and leadership demonstrated by the management committee are key strengths of QMusic. 

QMusic’s Management Committee is composed of 13 members, seven of which are music industry professionals, with the other six members bringing a range of commercial skill-sets and experience deemed critical to the strategic growth of the organisation. It has First Nations representatives who ensures that QMusic and its brands including BIGSOUND remain Indigenous-led.

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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 Australia 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 Australia’s major award winning construction companies. Scott is also an avid music lover and holds the sites of The Triffid and Fortitude Hall, breaking the cycle of developers turning inner city land into residential or office uses.

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Natalie Strijland — President 

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. As a director, she heads the litigation team within her firm which is a general practice firm. She enjoys all aspects of the Arts and is passionate about the fostering of new Australian talent. She is an avid cricket fan, enjoys theatre and travelling and all genres of music. Natalie joined the QMusic management committee in January 2016.

D-J Wendt — Vice President

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. D-J joined the QMusic management committee in April 2014.

Tina Brandle — Treasurer  

Tina has more than 25 years' finance experience in Australia and abroad. She holds both a Bachelor of Social Science degree (University of Natal) and is a Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Tina has held several senior finance roles predominately in the not-for-profit and public sector space including Financial Controller, Business Analyst, Acting College Manager and Funding and Compliance Coordinator at C&K and Senior Divisional Finance Manager and Devolved Funding Policy Officer at London Borough of Lambeth.

Currently Tina works at the University of Queensland as Finance Business Partner to the Institute of Social Science Research, UQP, School of Music, Digital Cultures, Centre for Policy Futures, Institute of Modern Languages and the School of Communication and Arts. Tina is passionate about education, loves travel, live music and the arts and has previously volunteered as treasurer on management committees.

Tina Radburn — Secretary

Tina has extensive government and business development experience having worked across multiple government departments and industries with high-level government officials and 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.

Tina has worked extensively with the music and creative industries to deliver Queensland’s Creative Industries Export Strategy and Queensland’s Contemporary Music Export Program in North America - 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.

Tina initially joined the QMusic Management Committee in April 2016 and served as Secretary until September 2020, before returning to the position in June 2021. and chaired the Queensland Poetry Festival in 2015-2016.

John Mullen — Ordinary Member 

John is Head of A&R and Executive Producer at Dew Process Records and works with various acts and bands like Mallrat, Old Mervs, Tkay Maidza, Allday, Sly Withers, Tyne-James Organ and many more. He also manages producer and mixer Dylan Adams (DMA’s, West Thebarton, Clews), as well being on the QMusic board and on the Organising Committee for the RecLink Cup, Brisbane. Previous to working at Dew Process, John worked in journalism as well as stints at Universal Music and Mushroom Records. John joined the QMusic management committee in August 2017.  

Vivienne Mellish — Ordinary Member

Viv Mellish is a founding partner and Director at independent, Queensland-based music distribution companies, GYROstream and DistroDirect. Viv oversees GYROstream and DistroDirect's global marketing and A&R strategy as well as the wider artist promotions team across DSPs, PR and Digital Marketing. Viv has previously held PR and marketing roles in a range of sectors including music, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, politics, theatre and film.

John Collins (JC) — Ordinary Member

After spending 20 years touring and recording with Brisbane band Powderfinger, JC turned his focus to the world of live music venues. His first step was opening the Triffid in Brisbane in 2014. He then combined forces with Secret Sounds and Live Nation to build the latest addition to the Brisbane music scene, The Fortitude Music Hall, located in the heart of the Fortitude Valley.

In 2020, JC became a board member of QMusic and has been a strong contributor to the organisation since then.

In August of 2022 JC joined the board of the Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA). This is a great opportunity for JC to influence the decisions about the city, particularly for the decisions in relation to the entertainment industry.

In 2023 a collaborative roundtable was established bringing together Brisbane’s industry leaders of the many different sectors that help propel Brisbane. JC became a member of the newly formed, Better Brisbane Alliance. 

Jacqui Grinzi — Ordinary Member

Jacqui is the founder of Brave Brand Consulting where she focuses on building strategic partnerships, connecting people, managing key projects and refining operational efficiencies for businesses in the creative, music, community and associated industries.

Jacqui has led corporate growth strategies, managed regulatory compliance, led social change and inclusion, and worked with Government and Councils on corporate and community initiatives, including QMusic’s Concert Care Program and the Safe Places – Venue Pilot Program.

Jacqui is passionate about creating conscious connections and meaningful engagement that foster change, growth and mutual advocacy.

Aaron Dahl — Ordinary Member

Aaron is a lawyer and partner of law firm McCullough Robertson. He has over 15 years' experience working in corporate, commercial, and not-for-profit law. He leads McCullough Robertson's not-for-profit and charity practice and, in that capacity, works with some of Queensland's largest charities and not-for-profit entities particularly in relation to merger advice, governance, compliance and general commercial matters. Aaron is passionate about contemporary and live music, as well as the general arts. He is a former board member of Board Connect Limited, a not-for-profit company that assisted many of Queensland's arts organisations through education and governance advice. Aaron joined the QMusic management committee in June 2021. 

Cameron Costello — Ordinary Member

Cameron Costello is a Quandamooka Traditional Owner from the Moreton Bay region. Cameron has dedicated his professional life to advocating for the rights of First Nations Peoples, and encouraging a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society. Cameron brings a rich 25-year legacy of delivering First Nations arts and cultural policies, programs and infrastructure including the establishment of the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts Program, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Cameron was recently re-appointed to the Queensland Government’s Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympics Legacy Committee and is on several arts and cultural committees including the Arts Queensland First Nations Advisory Committee, and the Boards of QMUSIC, Queensland Ballet, Flying Arts, Brisbane Portrait Prize, and the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA).

Cameron is currently on the Board of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and the Interim Chair of the Queensland First Nations Tourism Council. He runs his own consultancy practice and has worked across private and public sectors in Queensland focusing on enabling organisations to improve their Indigenous engagement strategies. Cameron joined the QMusic management committee in October 2021.

Barton Green — Ordinary Member

Barton Green has executive management experience spanning more than 40 years and company director experience of more than 25 years. He has served on the Boards of private companies, statutory authorities and not-for-profit organisations, including as Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

He is a communications and marketing expert, having spent 40 years as a journalist or communications consultant to the public and private sectors, including 35 years’ experience working in and around politics.

Barton offers a unique blend of communications, political and environmental experience both as a practitioner/consultant and as a senior executive and director.

Specialties: Governance, government relations, media relations and management, strategic planning and facilitation, branding and marketing.

Kristy Gostelow — Ordinary Member

Kristy Gostelow comes with experience across Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, and Music Industry sectors. She is currently the Director of Kadence Group, providing Artist Management, Music Business Mentoring, and Grant Writing Services. Kadence Group represents a notable roster of artists, including Busby Marou, Melanie Dyer, and Tia Gostelow. In addition to her role at Kadence Group, Kristy is also a co-director at Lovely Records, an independent record label founded by Tia Gostelow.  

Throughout her career, Kristy has worked in senior management roles, demonstrating proficiency in team management, budget oversight, training, federal government contracts, and project and event management. Her expertise spans diverse areas such as education and training, finance, business development, and youth work, and now with a focus on the music industry.

Kristy's contributions to the industry and her community have been recognised through awards, including the 2021 APRA Lighthouse Award for Artist Management and the Australia Day Award for Community Development.

Kristy is based regionally in Queensland in Mackay and continues to be an avid advocate for regional musicians and events across Queensland.

Lydia Miller — Ordinary Member

A KukuYalanji and Waanyi woman from Far North Queensland (based in Cairns), Lydia has a career spanning over 35 years in the arts and cultural sector as a performer, artistic director, producer, administrator, senior executive and advocate. Her professional performing arts career spans theatre, film, television and radio. She was executive director for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts at Australia Council for the Arts (now Creative Australia) from 1994-1997 and 2005-2021 spanning some 20 years. Overseeing fundamental changes in research and strategic initiatives, artistic and industry development in the performing, literature and visual art sectors domestically and internationally, driving Indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights and protocols, and leading the Australian delegation for international projects such as the Festival of Pacific Arts and Cultures in 1996, 2008, 2012, and 2016; and the Musée du quai Branly project between Australia and France in 2006 and 2013.

Lydia has public policy and administration experience in the health, community services and criminal justice sectors, and has held several Council, Board and Committee positions. Currently, she is a creative consultant and cultural producer.

#QMusic's Rules of Incorporated Association

QMUSIC acknowledges the many Traditional Custodian groups all across what is now referred to as Queensland. We pay our respect to all elders: past and present. As a peak body we also acknowledge the important role that music has played and continues to play on these lands since the very first sunrise.