Meet The Team


Kris Stewart


Sarah Ponturo

Executive Producer

Tom Larkin

Conference Programming Lead

Ruby-Jean McCabe

Showcase Co-Programming Lead

Dominic Miller

Showcase Co-Programming Lead

Aleisha McLaren

Conference Program Manager

Mandi McIntyre

Co-Director of Programming

Ant McKenna

Co-Director of Programming

Tyne Cochran

Programming Assistant

Dan Rennie

Goolwal Goolwal Cultural Lead

Sue Ray

First Nations Officer

Kathie Elliott-Scott

Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy

Eddie Gresack

Technical Production Director

Ian McIntosh

Director of Finance and Operations

Kat Bermingham

Operations Manager

Angela Kohler

Director of Marketing and Communications

Carrie Barber

Marketing Manager

Amy Kerby

Marketing Coordinator (Digital Lead)

Vashti Greder

Associate Producer

Meagan Babore

Customer Relations Manager

Uncle Kev

Elder in Residence


Andrew Stone

Industry Lead Consultant

Sarah Hamilton

Overall Showcase Consultant

Dina Bassile

Accessibility Consultant

Deline Briscoe

First Nations Industry Consultant

Kath Davaney

Genre Consultant - Country

Hau Latukefu

Genre Consultant - Hip Hop

Nazlican Eren

Genre Consultant - Hip Hop

Sosefina Fuamoli

Genre Consultant - Hip Hop & R&B

Si Jay Gould

Genre Consultant - Neo Jazz

Dameila Van der Kloke

Genre Consultant - Electronic

Alan Holt

Genre Consultant - New Zealand Focus


Jacqui Grinzi

Thelma Plum

Dameila Thompson

Joel Devereux

Bridgette Di Ferdinando

Michelle Pitiris

Rach Kayrooz

Shaan Ross-Smith

Zoe Davis

Ezarco Dos Santos

#QMusic Management Commitee

QMusic Patron

Scott Hutchinson

Committee Members

Natalie Strijland, President

D-J Wendt, Vice President

Sarah Crook, Treasurer

Tina Radburn, Secretary

Roz Pappalardo

John Collins

Rhianna Patrick

Cameron Costello

Thelma Plum

John Mullen

Vivienne Mellish

Jacqui Grinzi

Barton Green

Aaron Dahl

We express our sincere gratitude to all the contractors, volunteers and partners who make BIGSOUND possible and who are helping to support and build the future of Australian music.