Born and raised in Darwin, Rob Collins graduated from the National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 2013. Rob’s theatre credits include a national tour of THE LION KING in the role of ‘Mufasa’ and as ‘Lysander’ in Sydney Theatre Company’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
Director Damian Trotter is the Managing Director of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. After joining CBS Records (now Sony) in 1981, Damian held various positions within the company before leaving in 1990 to take up the position of General Manager of East West Records. He returned to Sony in 1991 when he was appointed to his current position. Following the merger of Sony/ATV Music Publishing with EMI Music Publishing in 2012, Damian was appointed Managing Director of both companies.
Barbara has an extensive background in developing learning materials, organisational / governance structures across arts, sport, recreation, health, community services and local government. The target audience for much of this material is Indigenous clients.
Professor Fiona Stanley AC
Professor Stanley is the Founding Director and Patron of the Telethon Kids Institute, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Western Australia, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and current board member of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Michael has spent the last 20 years in the Northern Territory, working with many Indigenous people, including musicians in over 20 remote communities. After the establishment independent record label – Skinnyfish Music with Mark Grose in 1999, Michael produced numerous ARIA award winning albums (Gurrumul, Saltwater Band, Nabarlek) as well has achieving his own ARIA nomination for Producer of the Year 2008. Michael was awarded Australian of the Year (NT) 2013 (in partnership with Mark Grose).
Director / Chair
Mark has a strong background in community development, remote Aboriginal community management and small business development. Over the last fifteen years he has been involved in the establishment and development of Skinnyfish Music which has been successful as a business enterprise with a social agenda working with remote Aboriginal artists and their communities.