News May 14, 2021

Australian Music Centre appoints Catherine Haridy to replace John Davis as CEO

Australian Music Centre appoints Catherine Haridy to replace John Davis as CEO

The Australian Music Centre has a new CEO following the departure of long-term leader John Davis.

Haridy has worked in A&R for Warner Music and Festival Mushroom Records, as well as sitting on the boards of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, Parlour Gigs, Support Act, Music Victoria and the Association of Artist Managers. Most recently, she has been the executive director of the Association of Artist Managers.

She will take on the new role from July 1.

AMC’s chair Genevieve Lacey said she is rapt Haridy will lead the organisation into its next phase.

“She is a highly strategic thinker, an experienced leader and a creative manager with exceptional communication skills. Her deep knowledge of the music sector and outstanding track record of creating sustainable careers for artists will be invaluable to the AMC and the community we serve,” she said.

Haridy, meanwhile, noted the challenges and opportunities ahead.

“I am thrilled to join the Australian Music Centre, an organisation that has, since its establishment in 1975, provided essential support to the artistic community and actively promoted the centrality of Australian music to our evolving national identity,” she said.

“It is no secret that our sector has been deeply challenged by the uncertainty and disruption of the past year. The AMC has a critical role in promoting the sector’s recovery by providing both tangible service outcomes and strong advocacy, and I am excited to contribute to that mission working closely with AMC’s members and key stakeholders.”

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