Music Tasmania’s CEO Laura Harper announces departure

It is with sadness that the Board of Directors announces Laura Harper's departure as CEO of Music Tasmania, effective 18 December 2020. 

"Since 2015, Laura has played a critical role in the development of Music Tasmania, presenting programs and activities to support, promote, and connect, the music community,” said Music Tasmania’s Chair, Rhys Richards. 

“She has been a passionate representative for musicians, and in spite of many challenges, has relentlessly advocated for the value of music. We are grateful for Laura's inspired leadership and wish her every success." 

Laura said about her decision: “I'm leaving the organisation with a positive strategy and a healthy budget in 2021 thanks to the investment by Arts Tasmania, the Australia Council for the Arts, APRA AMCOS, and the City of Hobart”. 

"Now is the right time to support new leadership to navigate the next phase of Music Tasmania’s growth”. 

“I would like to acknowledge the leadership of the Board and the invaluable contribution of so many people across the music industry, both in Tasmania and nationally, to Music Tasmania over the last five years”. 

“Personally, I’m grateful for the incredible music, the fierce and resilient community, the lifelong friendships, and the magic moments. Thank you all for sharing them with me, it has been a privilege. What this time has taught me, above all else, is how to listen - deeply, truly, openly. My heart is full". 

The Music Tasmania Board will commence the recruitment process shortly.

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