This year, a record number of members cast their vote electronically. (members were able to request the option to cast a postal vote, if preferred).
The APRA and AMCOS 2010 Annual General Meetings were held Thursday 18 November at the APRA|AMCOS head office in Ultimo, Sydney. Voting closed Thursday 11 November at 5pm.
“We thank all APRA and AMCOS voting members for their interest and participation in this
year’s elections. We thank our outgoing directors for their outstanding contributions to the APRA and AMCOS Boards and welcome our newest Board members. In addition, we welcome the Boards’ decisions to return Mike Perjanik and Ian James as Chairmen of APRA and AMCOS respectively,” said Brett Cottle, APRA|AMCOS CEO.
APRA Writer Directors
There was one vacancy* for the position of Australian Writer Director on the APRA Board.
Retiring Writer Director Jenny Morris offered herself for re-election and was returned. NZ
Writer Director, Arthur Baysting, retired after 18 years of service to the APRA Board. Elected to the Board was one of New Zealand’s foremost songwriters, artists and performers Don McGlashan.
APRA’s Director of NZ Operations, Anthony Healey said: “Firstly we must pay tribute to Arthur Baysting’s remarkable tenure. As a Board member he showed us what could be achieved and for a great number of years has been an effective and strong NZ voice on the Board. It’s exciting however that our members have elevated Don McGlashan to this vital position as their representative. His experience and wisdom will be a massive asset. We are thrilled to have him involved.”
APRA Publisher Directors
There were four vacancies* for the position of Publisher Director. John Anderson (EMI Music Publishing Australia) retired from the Board after 27 years of service. Bob Aird (Universal Music Publishing), David Albert (J Albert & Son), and Matthew Capper (Warner/Chappell Music Australia) also retired as Board Directors and offered themselves for re-election and were returned. New EMI Music Publishing Australia CEO Santiago Menendez-Pidal was elected to the Board.
There were five vacancies* for the position of Director on the AMCOS Board. John Anderson (EMI Music Publishing Australia) retired from the Board after 24 years of service and four Directors – David Albert (J Albert & Son), Philip Burn (Hal Leonard Australia), Catherine Gerrard (AMPD) and Philip Walker (Origin Music Group) – retired and offered themselves for re-election and were returned. New EMI Music Publishing Australia CEO Santiago Menendez-Pidal was elected to the Board.