AIM Board and Senior Management

board members

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Ed St John, Chairman

Ed St John is an experienced executive and company director who has been involved in the Australian music and media industries for 45 years. In the 70s and 80s, Ed was a music journalist, author and TV producer.  Between 1993 and 2010, Ed was one of the leading executives in the Australian entertainment business, holding senior roles at Sony Music Australia (Director of Marketing), BMG Australia (Managing Director) and Warner Music Australia (President and CEO).

Ed was the decade-long Chairman of Australia’s leading music event, the ARIA Awards and a director and Chairman of peak industry association ARIA.  More recently Ed was Executive General Manager of The Ethics Centre. Ed is a director of Music Australia and VA Media.

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Marie Carroll, Director

Marie Carroll is a highly credentialed academic who obtained her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Otago University in New Zealand. She has held a succession of senior roles including Foundation Professor of Psychology and Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Canberra. She held the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Acting DVC (Education) at the University of Sydney, with responsibilities for curriculum, graduate studies and higher degrees by research strategy, and teaching and learning. She is currently an Education Director at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

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Ian French, Director

Ian French is a Fellow of CPA Australia and joined the AIM Board in 2020. He is an experienced company director and executive who draws upon an extensive and diverse finance and corporate advisory career.

Ian has led and supported all organisational types and sizes – from ‘hands on’ start-ups to large scale ASX listed businesses – particularly in the engineering, financial services, professional services, government and NFP sectors. As a lover of all music, Ian passionately supports the work of AIM as it teaches and grows students wishing to launch their own artistic and professional music industry careers.

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Nigel Hennessy, Director

Nigel is a professional company director and governance specialist who has enjoyed an extensive career as a CEO and director for public, private and not for profit companies. He was deputy Managing Director of BAE Systems Australia; Managing Director Combined Communications Network; Regional Managing Director of Simoco Pacific; Managing Director EASAMS Ltd and Chairman and CEO of AquaSpy, Inc in the USA. Nigel is a Council Member of the AICD and on the Regional Development Committee for Sydney. He is deputy chair of the Australian Institute of Project Management, Farmanco Group and also acts as Chair of Spatial Hub Analytics.

senior management

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Dr Greg Clarke, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Greg Clarke (Ph.D Sydney) is a seasoned leader who has worked at executive and Board level in the publishing, academic and charity sectors, including roles at UNSW, Macquarie University and Anglicare NSW. Experienced in change management, strategy and acquisitions, Greg’s passion is for energising cultural institutions by honouring the past and imagining the future.

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Dr Hana Krskova, Company Secretary

Dr Hana Krskova has experience spanning senior finance, company secretary and leadership roles in complex environments across manufacturing & engineering, media, higher education, ICT, tourism and airline industries, as well as the NFP sector. Her current research interests around drivers of achievement and productivity are underpinned by a passion for staff development and empowering individuals to achieve more.


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