The Board

Anouska Zerna (Chairperson)

Anouska specialises in graphic design, creative communications and copywriting. Her creative flair, innovative ideas and passion for the Northern Territory make her an invaluable MusicNT Board member. Anouska has more than eight years experience in creative communications, and currently works for Bellette – a communications and media business servicing the NT.
 
Anouska is a strong believer in the role music and art plays in society, and enjoys using her skills to support these areas. In 2013, Anouska raised $13,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and completed the London Marathon – a prime example of her drive, tenacity and ability to get things done.

 

Cain Gilmour (Vice Chairperson)

Cain is a composer, producer and instrumentalist who has lived and breathed music his whole life, picking up his first instrument at the age of six. Cain has a long history of supporting the Territory music scene and has made a huge impact as a supporter, educator, program developer, session musician and respected guitarist and producer. He is passionate about the development of opportunities for the NT music scene.

He currently works as the VET lecturer in Music at Charles Darwin University and is an accomplished musician. He is involved with many different acts around the country including Catherine Satour, Heart Beat and Stab Capital, and is an experienced covers soloist.

 

Priscilla Collins

Priscilla (Cilla) is the CEO of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency – the largest legal service in the Northern Territory providing high-quality and culturally appropriate legal aid services for Indigenous people in the Top End. She is fully engaged in pursuing the rights of Indigenous people through law and policy reform.

Cilla was featured in The Climb, a 2014 book by Geraldine Doogue on the top 14 women leaders in Australia. She was previously the CEO of the CAAMA Group, the largest Indigenous owned and operated multimedia organisation in Australia, and worked with the Australian Indigenous Communications Association in establishing the National Indigenous Television Service (NITV). She was also the Executive Producer and Creator of Double Trouble, the first Indigenous children’s television series produced for a commercial network (Channel 9 and Disney), which was nominated for an AFI in 2008 for Best Children’s Drama.

 

Caddie Brain

Caddie is creative producer and award-winning journalist, who has helped hundreds of people tell their stories on ABC radio and online. Lately, she’s been working with the Northern Territory’s art, material culture and photography collections at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Northern Territory Library in Darwin.

Most recently she's been working with online communities to curate exhibitions using social media. She also runs Wikiclub NT, an initiative aimed at addressing the shortage of Northern Territory content on Wikipedia. Before moving to the NT, Caddie studied cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has toured with many Australian acts.

 

Scott H Welsh

Scott brings a dynamic production history with international and cross-cultural experience to the MusicNT Board. As a director, producer and filmmaker, Scott has travelled internationally, documenting and engaging with different cultures, including more than 20 years working with Indigenous communities in the NT.

Scott has produced content for features, such as Yolngu Boy, and high-end music productions with the Yothu Yindi band, PJ Harvey and Andrea Bocelli. He has worked with the Discovery Channel, MTV UK-USA, BBC-World and National Geographic. He is also a nationally accredited mediator and qualified through the Department of Justice, AGD.

 

Mia Christopherson

Mia has held a number of prominent positions within the NT Arts industry, including her role as Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts Program for the Northern Territory from 1998 to 2003. Mia was part of the inaugural Indigenous Arts Development Unit within the NT Government, establishing a number of major activities aimed to enhance Indigenous involvement across the NT. She has worked at Music NT as the Aboriginal Music Development Officer, and was a founding member of the first NT Indigenous Music Awards, now known as the National Indigenous Music Awards. She became manager of Music NT before leaving to work on a number of major Indigenous events across the Territory, including the Barunga Festival and the Freedom Day Festival.

Mia has served on a number of local and national Boards including the Australia Council’s Community Partnerships Committee, and was an inaugural Board member at Creative Australia. Mia currently works as the Events Coordinator for the Northern Land Council.

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