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Jana Gibson, Head of Member Services, to depart

Media Published Monday 12 April 2021
Jana Gibson, Head of Member Services APRA AMCOS. Photo credit: Jacquie Manning

Jana Gibson, Head of Member Services APRA AMCOS, will step down from her role and leave at the end of June. Jana intends to focus on her family life and consider future career options.


In her 18 years with APRA AMCOS, Jana has made an incredible contribution to the public profile of the company, from shaping the APRA Awards programs as Events Manager, to leading the Communications & Events teams, and finally to taking on leadership of the Member Services Division. She has been a fierce and consistent advocate for APRA AMCOS members and for staff as part of the executive leadership team, and has represented both in a confident, knowledgeable, and intelligent way to the Boards and to external stakeholders. She has always striven to show the organisation in its best light.

Jana’s long list of achievements include driving the Song Summit event series from 2008 -2012; revitalising the Art Music Awards, and the growth of the Awards series under her Executive Producer guidance; instigating significant business intelligence tools for members, and improving initiatives and services to benefit the membership; commissioning research into women screen composers’ career barriers, and subsequently establishing a member gender equity initiative that has resulted in meaningful programs and mentorships to address the imbalance; and championing the vision of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Music Office. Jana’s impact on people cannot be understated – her support and compassion for her colleagues; her ability to lead with care, while empowering and trusting her team members to grow and learn. She has nurtured and mentored many staff through their own APRA AMCOS career journeys to become capable, passionate senior leaders within the company.

“Jana knows how to deliver, and in her most recent role she’s delivered in spades! She’s created and cemented stakeholder relationships across the breadth of our membership, and related industry associations. She’s earned a reputation for being firm and fair and those of us who have had the benefit of watching her work at close range know that this is a true representation. She’s been a stabilising influence in a period of great turbulence and change and we will miss her. Because of whom she is, we know she leaves behind a talented and capable team who I am certain will help us navigate this shift in leadership smoothly and seamlessly. Jana, we wish you and your family well. Whatever your next move is, we know you’ll be really great at it and we wish you every success. You’ll always be APRA AMCOS family,” said Dean Ormston, CEO APRA AMCOS.

Information about the recruitment process to fill the Head of Member Services role will follow.