The QMusic Management Committee is pleased to announce Natalie Strijland as the new President, taking the reins from Michael Crutcher, and D-J Wendt as Vice President, taking over from Stephen Green, and welcomes new member, John "JC" Collins.
Former President, Michael Crutcher steps down after eight years at the helm and will continue to contribute to QMusic as a Committee Member.
Incoming President, Natalie Strijland, who is the Director of New Farm law firm, NR Barbi Solicitor Pty Ltd, and works across various areas including Arts Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation and Building and Construction Litigation, joined the QMusic Committee in January 2016. She begins her new role as President effective immediately.
Further changes see Stephen Green stepping down as Vice President and leaving the QMusic Management Committee after almost 15 years. The QMusic Management Committee and staff thank Stephen "Greenie" Green for his outstanding contribution to the organisation and to the building of the major events delivered by the team.
Moving into the Vice President's role is D-J Wendt, who has been a member of the Management Committee since April 2014 and brings his extensive experience within the music industry to the position.
Image (l-r): D-J Wendt, Natalie Strijland,John Collins
“I’m delighted that Natalie and D-J have stepped into the leadership roles. They bring great enthusiasm and insights at a critical time for QMusic and the wider industry. I look forward to working with them’’ said Michael Crutcher.
“My sincere thanks to Greenie for his contribution and support to our organisation over so many years. He will be missed. It’s been a privilege to have filled the role of President. I thank the many people who have helped me along the way. It’s time for fresh eyes to take QMusic the next step along our 26-year journey and I look forward to what lies ahead for the organisation.”
QMusic is also excited to announce a new addition to the Board, with John "JC" Collins officially becoming a Committee Member. After spending 20 years touring and recording with Brisbane band Powderfinger, JC turned his focus to the world of live music venues, opening The Triffid in 2014 and The Fortitude Music Hall in 2019.
"On behalf of QMusic, I thank Michael and Greenie for the impact they have made on the Australian music industry through their involvement on the QMusic Management Committee, with almost 22 years between them. We are looking forward to the opportunities a new President and Vice President brings. I also officially welcome JC to the Committee. We are excited to have him as part of the team," said QMusic President Natalie Strijland.
The QMusic Management Committee includes Natalie Strijland (President), D-J Wendt (Vice President), Ben Hancock (Treasurer), Roz Pappalardo (Secretary), Michael Crutcher, Rhianna Patrick, John Mullen, Jack Ball, Vivienne Mellish and John "JC" Collins. The QMusic Patron is Scott Hutchinson.