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

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.

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

Breeze Guo
General Manager, Finance & Business Intelligence

Jessica Grima
General Manager, Marketing & Communications

Laura Dodd
General Manager, People & Culture

Oriana Wyrozebska
General Manager, Tourism, Government & Commercial

Stu Watters
General Manager, Creative, Programming & Production


Tourism, Development & Engagement

Catherine Buckley
Head of Grants and Fundraising

Lowana Moxham
Head of Government Partnerships

Michaella Harrison
First Nations Engagement Manager

Philippa Moore
Commercial Partnerships Manager

Radka Kerr
Partnership & Contracts Manager



Peta Winters
Business Operations Manager

Sia Dugdale
Finance Operations Manager

Marketing & Communications

Marissa Brennan
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Brittany Hart
Graphic Designer

Fraser Graham
Digital Marketing Manager

Georgia Andersen
Digital Marketing Coordinator


Programming & Technical

Alice Jones
Head of Event Experience

Ally Lane
Head of Ticketing & Box Office

Georgia Beehag
Head of Event Management

Sam Gibb
Head of Production, Technical & Logistics

Bailey Bergman
Experience Manager - Food & Beverage 

Brandon Duncan
Site & Production Manager

Courtenay Millar
Tour and Productions Coordinator

Giordan Pakes-Sunner
Ticketing Coordinator

Hannah Devries

Jasmine Turner

Jenna Koda
Senior Producer

Liz Ryan
Senior Producer

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