Mark Smith is the Executive Director of MusicNT, the peak body for contemporary music in the Northern Territory in Australia. In this role, Mark manages two offices and a staff of 10 who work together to build programs and services that support Australian musicians and the local music industry. A non-profit member-based organisation, MusicNT has a strong focus on building skills, networks and opportunities for the Territory’s musicians, which includes support for its thriving Indigenous music scene. It hosts large events recognised for their importance throughout Australia. In addition to his role at Music NT, Mark also has extensive experience as a performer and band manager. More recently he has managed Australian bands Sietta and Damn Moroda. He currently performs with several Darwin-based bands and is the timpanist for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.