About us

About us

QMF is a strategic music agency that helps communities unlock the power of music to create a brighter future

#Music brings people together, encourages participation and inspires change.

This makes music a critical tool in the effort to create a more cohesive, adaptive and vibrant society. 

The QMF team is an expert collective, brought together by the shared belief that music’s potential value to our society is yet to be fully realised.

The programs we facilitate are typically partnerships between leading artists and arts organisations, local communities, government, corporate and philanthropic partners. 

We like to think that we tie it all together.

#We deliver music initiatives that


Reimagine our places


Empower and elevate First Nations people


Diversify regional economies


Contribute to community health and wellbeing


Channel funds directly to artists, artsworkers and suppliers

Read our Strategic Plan

#Financial Report

#Our History

The Queensland Music Festival was created in 1999 to give all Queenslanders access to world-class live music. We have worked with leading artists and communities to produce signature events, tours, and mass-participation music experiences; created innovative public music installations; and commissioned 65 new works based on Queensland stories.

QMF’s remit has evolved over the past 20 years to incorporate a diverse range of music programs that respond to Queensland’s social, cultural and economic challenges. Our present transformation from biennial festival organisation to strategic music agency is a natural progression of this evolution, and a response to the demand for engaging, innovative solutions to the complex problems of today.

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#Our commitment to our First Nations peoples

QMF respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, waters and communities on which QMF and Queensland Music Trails events take place. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country on whose land works are created, performed and celebrated by QMF and Queensland Music Trails. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We recognise the importance of First Nations leadership and collaboration, and we commit to walking together on a journey of shared learning.

#Our Team


Her Excellency the Honourable 
Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM
Governor of Queensland.



Daniel Gschwind

Alison Mobbs
Deputy Chair


Ann-Maree Willett
Angela Barney-Leitch
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
Paul Lindstrom
Jeff Oates


Executive Team

Daryl Raven
Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Grima
General Manager, Marketing & Communications

Oriana Wyrozebska
General Manager, Tourism Development & Engagement

Stu Watters
General Manager, Creative, Programming & Production

Tourism, Development & Engagement 

Alison St Ledger
Evaluation Manager

Lowana Moxham
Government Partnerships Manager

Michaella Harrison
First Nations Engagement Manager

Philippa Moore
Commercial Partnerships Manager


Breeze Guo
Head of Finance & Business Intelligence

Prachi Suryan
Assistant Accountant

Sia Nkaiwuatei
Finance Operations Manager

Business Operations

Peta Winters
Business Operations Manager

Human Resources 

Laura Dodd
People & Culture Manager

Ticketing & Box Office 

Ally Lane
Head of Ticketing & Box Office

Marketing & Communications

Alyce Appelgren
Digital Marketing Manager

Brittany Hart
Graphic Designer

Georgia Andersen
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Marissa Brennan
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Tim Price
Marketing Campaign Manager

Programming & Technical

Alice Jones
Senior Producer

Bailey Bergman
Experience Manager - Food & Beverage 

Courtenay Millar
Associate Producer

Georgia Beehag
Senior Event Coordinator

Hannah Devries

Jasmine Turner
Associate Producer

Jenna Koda
Senior Producer

Liz Ryan

#Join the team

Become part of an agency that helps communities unlock the power of music.

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