National Members Council

Musica Viva Australia’s Members Council is made up of individuals who have each made a significant contribution to music, music education or to the organisation. The Members Council creates a special two-way channel of communication with our stakeholders across the country, providing advocacy, support and advice to Musica Viva. Additionally, this group of people are the electoral body who nominate Board Directors, thus having a very direct impact on Musica Viva’s future.  

National Members Council Charter (350.0 KB)


Michael Katz (Life Member)

Board Directors (National)
Charles Graham (Chairman)
Katherine Grinberg (NSW)
Lynda O’Grady (Regional NSW)
Dr Bennie Ng (WA)
Judith Potter (SA)
Em.Prof Margaret Seares AO (WA)
Darren Taylor (VIC)
The Hon Justice Anthe Philippides (QLD)

Members Council (ACT)
Prof Malcolm Gillies, AM
Dr Roger Hillman
Margaret Lovell
Dr Craig Reynolds
Richard Rowe PSM

Life Members (ACT)
Marjorie Gilby
Donald Sams

Members Council (NSW)
Anne Arcus
Tom Breen
Dr Jennifer Donald
Anna Enno 
Adriana Gardos
Dr Annette Gero
Claire Hilmer
Dr Tom Karplus 
Ruth Magid
Irena Morozov
Dene Olding AM
Vicki Olsson
Dr Chris Sainsbury
Deena Shiff
Kate Tribe
Kim Walker
Ray Wilson OAM
Ben White

Life Members (NSW)
Tony Berg AM
Jennifer Bott AO
Dr Catherine Brown-Watt PSM
Mary Jo Capps AM
Charmian Gadd OAM
Suzanne Gleeson
Trish Ludgate
Donald Magarey 
Donald McDonald AC
Jill Stowell OAM
Mary Vallentine AO
Carl Vine AO
Kim Williams AM
Margaret Wright OAM

Members Council (QLD)
Professor Ian Frazer AC
Andrea Hall-Brown
Malcolm Hall-Brown
Kate Lister
Dr Barry Moore
Dr Robert Stewart

Life Members (QLD)
Christine Gargett
Peter Lyons 
Donald Munro AM

Members Council (SA)
Veronica Aldridge
Geoff Day
Ann-Maree O’Connor
Andrew Plastow
Helen Pollard
Mark De Raad
Leonie Schmidt

Life Member (SA)
Helen Godlee

Members Council (TAS)
Di O’Toole

Life Member (TAS)
Dr Mary Pridmore

Members Council (VIC)
Elizabeth Aickin
Prof Margaret Barrett
Brian Benjamin
Alastair Campbell
Alexandra Clemens
Robert Clemente
John Daley AM
Dr Jane Fyfield
Peter Griffin AM
Barry Jones
Hyon-Ju Lee
Monica Lim
Peter Lovell
Terry Moran AC
Marjorie Nicholas OAM
Jennifer Seabrook
Stephen Shanasy

Life Members (VIC)
Jacqui Bate
Russell Bate OAM
Michael Bertram
Marc Besen AC AO
Peter Burch AM BM
Julian Burnside AO QC
Kate Durham
Anne Kantor

Members Council (WA)
Bruce Cameron
Olivier David
Dr Janice Dudley
Anne Last
Graham Lovelock
Assoc Prof Deborah Lehmann AO
Gina Williams AM

Life Members (WA)
Judy Flower
Michael Wishart

State Committees

Musica Viva is a truly national company with an active presence in every state and territory. In addition to paid staff in each location we are represented by a volunteer committee who provide invaluable local knowledge, networks and practical support.

Richard Rowe (President)
Prof Geoffrey Brennan
Caroline Cooper MVO
Roger Hillman
Jeannette Horne
Antonia Lehn
Dr Craig Reynolds
Daniel Sloss
Juliet Tootell
Tamara Wilcock


Anna Enno (President)
Anne Morris (Secretary)
John Ferguson
Judy Chen
Ian Cook
Roland Hicks
Lindy Henderson
Kathryn Bennett


Andrea Hall-Brown (president)
Helen Devane
Amanda Hume
James Jarvis
Peter Lyons
Helen O’Sullivan
Peter Plustwik
Elaine Seeto
Ruby Yeh


Judy Potter (President)
Leonie Schmidt (Vice-President)
Veronica Aldridge
Helen Pollard
Alan Smith
Annika Stennert


Jane Fyfield (President)
Alastair Campbell
Aurélie Costes
Robert Gibbs
Dorothea Josem
Sascha Kelly
Carmel Morfuni
Adrian Nye
Helen Vorrath


Janice Dudley (President)
Helen Westcott (Secretary)
Anne de Soyza
Maxinne Sclanders
Father Richard Smith
Robyn Tamke
Pearl Tan