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News March 8, 2023

Support Act Is Recruiting a New Board Director

Senior Journalist, B2B
Support Act Is Recruiting a New Board Director

Support Act is seeking expressions of interest for a “suitably experienced” professional to join its board of directors.

The role of the board, explains a rep for the music industry charity, is to provide governance and strategic leadership to Support Act, and the candidate will be expected to meet with the board of directors a minimum five times each year.

The music industry charity has put the call out, with a deadline of no later than close of business on Friday, March 31 to apply.  

Currently, the organisation’s board is predominantly comprised with people drawn from the Australian music industry.

Going forward, the board is seeking a director with a background and career profile from clinical, commercial/financial or philanthropic fields.

Interested parties with music industry experience, including direct experience as a performer, songwriter, crew member or other industry worker, will also be considered, reads a statement.

The successful candidate’s commitments are clearly laid out by Support Act, which requires its board members to contribute to discussions, build a collegial working relationship with other board members and more.

From time to time, directors may also be required to participate in a sub-committee of the board.

Director positions are voluntary and there is no remuneration.

Support Act last year celebrated its 25th year in service.

With financial support from founding members ARIA PPCA and APRA AMCOS, and spearheaded by publisher John Bromell and others, the organisation was incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee on Aug. 7, 1997, and formally launched the following day.

Support Act was granted charity status in 2000.

Today, the organisation provides essential crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing support for thousands across a range of services, including the charity’s “Wellbeing Helpline” and funeral support.

Ahead of Christmas 2022, Support Act unveiled several changes to its leadership, which included the departure of Sally Howland as chair, after almost a quarter century with the music charity.

Also, Sebastian Chase announced his decision to step down as a director of the Support Act board after seven years, while Lynne Small and David Albert stepped up as co-chairs.

Find out more on the board position and apply here.


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