Brett was the Chief Executive of Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA) for 28 years until stepping down in June 2018. For the last 21 of those years Brett also held the position of Chief Executive of Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Ltd (AMCOS) following the merger of back offices of thoseorganisations in 1997. APRA AMCOS administers performance, broadcast, on line and recording rights in musical works on behalf of songwriters and music publishers, and is the largest music industry body in Australasia with annual turnover exceeding $300 million. Brett hold a law degree from Sydney University, is a past Director of the Australian Copyright Council and a past member of the Copyright Law Review Committee. Between 1991 and 2018 Brett was a Director of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and is the only Australian to have served as Chair of that international body, a position he held between 2005 and 2010. In 2012 Brett was awarded the Order of Australia. Brett serves as a member of both of Jaxsta’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Audit and Risk Committee.
Jacqui’s career spans over two decades across music, film and television, working for the likes of Channel 9, IF Magazine, George Lucas’ private company on the Star Wars Episodes II and III movies, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin on their ‘Chanel No. 5’ campaign, Amalgamated Holdings (now Event Hospitality) and EMI Music. For the past six years, Jacqui has been working solely on Jaxsta. A regular panelist, Jacqui’s speaking engagements have included Commonwealth Bank’s Women In Focus conference 2017, BigSound 2017, General Assembly, Australian Music Week and Music Australia – Contemporary Music Roundtable Conference, ARIA Masterclass series 2017 and ARIA Week 2018, The Future of What podcast and Vivid Ideas 2017 and 2018. Jacqui also spends her time working as the Founder of Women In Music Sydney, a non-profit organisation bringing together a dynamic group of dedicated music professionals to network, learn and in the process create a supportive community. She is also a Dementia Australia advocate often speaking on her family's experience with Alzheimers where she helps to shed some light on the journey for those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Jacqui is a alumni member of CBA’s (Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s) Women In Focus Program. Jacqui recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Jacqui is not considered independent in her role as Executive Director.
Launa holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of South Africa. Launa is a Non-Executive Director of the Super Retail Group, where she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She also a Board Member and Audit Committee member of Precinct, a New Zealand commercial property group. Launa also serves on two not-for-profit boards, The Alannah Madeline Foundation and the Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival. Launa’s previous board experience includes 7 years as a Non-Executive Director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited. Launa has served as Managing Director/CEO of Officeworks, Target Australia and Billabong International, where she was one of only six Woman CEOs in the ASX 200. Launa’s experience is recognised internationally as a leader of large corporations, multi-brand wholesale and retail, e-commerce, strategic planning, marketing and corporate restructuring. Previously a winner of the Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year, Launa has also been awarded the Sir Charles McGrath award by the Australian Marketing for her significant contribution to the field of marketing and wider industry achievements. Launa will be considered independent in her role as Chairman following completion of the Acquisition. Launa serves as Chair of Jaxsta’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Linda Jenkinson is a successful businesswomen and entrepreneur with over 25 years of general management and consulting experience. She’s founded numerous businesses and was the first New Zealand woman to list a company on the NASDAQ stock exchange, with DMSC, the $250 million on-demand courier company she co-founded. She also co-founded a global customer and employee experience platform, which was sold to the Accor hotel group, and WOW for Africa which was a social venture fund supporting women entrepreneurs in Senegal. Linda Jenkinson is an experienced company director, sitting on multiple boards including Air New Zealand, Eclipx Group and Guild Group. She’s received a number of awards including EY Master Entrepreneur of the Year New Zealand in 2013, World Class New Zealander in 2016 and is a Top 100 Most Influential Women in San Francisco. Ms Jenkinson is currently the Chair of Unicef New Zealand. She has been based for many years in San Francisco and during this time for a five years served on the Board of the Bay Area Red Cross and was Chair of the fund raising committee. Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Linda was a Partner at A.T. Kearney in the Global Financial Services practice where she worked with some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Linda holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University in Data Processing and Accounting & Finance. She qualified for her New Zealand CPA (ACA). Linda is currently building Level-Up, a program to supercharge high-growth companies who are expanding globally. She is a New Zealand citizen who holds residency in the United States and co-locates between Wellington and San Francisco. Linda will be considered independent in her role as Non-Executive Director following completion of the Acquisition. Linda serves as Chair of Jaxsta’s Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Mr Nigaglioni has over 24 years of experience in accounting and finance roles in both public and private companies. Jorge has worked with start up companies and has been CFO for two publicly listed companies in the United States and Australia. As a Controller at Agilent Technologies, he was involved in turning around two divisions to profitability. In his last two years at PricewaterhouseCoopers he was involved in auditing and consulting for start up companies, where he has focused his expertise to launch early ventures to success. Mr Nigaglioni has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant University. Mr Nigaglioni is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Director’s and also holds a Certificate in Governance Practice and Administration from Chartered Secretaries Australia.
Naomi is an experienced Company Secretary and has worked with ASX listed entities in the financial services and mining and resources industries. Naomi holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. Naomi is also an Associate of both The Governance Institute of Australia and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).