Young Leaders committed to accelerating action for climate and conservation.
FOUNDER, ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE
In this time of exponential change, Edwina is interested in identifying catalysts that will rapidly shift the attitudes and behaviour that affect the world's biggest issues.
She co-founded of Le Rosé Bleu, a French social-impact wine that raises awareness of ocean plastics and funds education and prevention initiatives in partnership with Plastic Oceans Foundation.
She is on the Australian Committee of NEXUS and a member of Groundswell Giving.
For the last three years headed Strategic Relationships at Documentary Australia Foundation, a not-for-profit that enables important social and environmental stories to access philanthropic funding and build strategic impact campaigns that empower audiences to take action.
CEO, GREEN MUSIC AUSTRALIA
Composer, pianist and leader of a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the music scene reduce its environmental impact and use its influence to accelerate climate action.
He has toured extensively with his own ensembles and as a freelance musician for bands like Vika and Linda Bull, and dedicated his activist life to climate and social justice – fighting back toll-roads, supporting renewable energy programs and campaigning alongside people seeking asylum.
DIRECTOR MEMBER RELATIONS APRA AMCOS
Milly Petriella has been supporting songwriters at all stages of their careers during her 26 years at APRA AMCOS.
In addition to her role as Creative Producer of APRA's Music Awards, and championing the SongHubs program, Milly also administers the APRA AMCOS Ambassador program, the Professional Development Awards, the Women In Music Mentorship program, the Vanda and Young Global Songwriting Competition and travels regularly to LA, London and Nashville.
Milly serves on a number of key music industry committees including the Country Music Advisory Group Australia and the board of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia.
GENERAL MANAGER, UNIFIED MUSIC GROUP
Luke listens to music all day, every day. Since he was 14 he wanted to run a record label and UNIFIED started 10 years ago as a merger between Luke’s Boomtown Records and Staple MGMT. He’s held many roles, including Chief Creative Officer, Manager (In Hearts Wake, Deez Nuts, Northlane) and Promoter (Unify Gathering / Unify Presents), while always running the label division.
UNIFIED was nominated for 'Independent Label of the Year' in the 2021 AIR Awards and his team are committed to supporting the grassroots music scene that is the foundation of how artists develop their sounds and their art.
To mark their 10th anniversary UNIFIED launched an eco-friendly vinyl series - 10 records using completely recycled materials and 100% carbon offset.
FOUNDER, HUMAN SOUND PROJECT
Simon believes that music has the power change the world.
He is a designer, musician and songwriter who is passionate about designing and facilitating engaging workshops, creating platforms and writing music that empowers people to innovate for people and planet.
He founded The Human Sound Project designing and facilitating workshops that harness the universal language of music to build collaboration, communication and creativity. Highlights included building bridges between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and empowering teamwork in Fortune 500 teams.
It featured on Channel 10, TEDxSydney and VIVID ideas.
Through A Sound Life he trained and co-ordinated hundreds of community musicians to deliver thousands of free music as therapy sessions impacting children and adults in hospitals, the aged, people living with a disability and with mental health conditions.
CLARE AINSWORTH HERSCHELL
CO-FOUNDER, GROUNDSWELL GIVING
Clare is a connector and community builder who aims to educate, inspire and activate.
With over 12 years experience in not-for-profit development and philanthropy, her work promotes the idea that ‘giving’ comes in many currencies, and helps people to harness their own unique power and purpose. She is now focussing her energies on the climate crisis. She is a member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and the global Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
Clare was Next Generation Development Manager for the Art Gallery of NSW. She is a Director of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, and on the Advisory Council for the Sydney Women’s Fund. She was a founding member of New Gen at Philanthropy Australia, and a delegate of the Nexus Global Youth Summit.
PAIGE X. CHO
DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST, BOLSTER
Music is Paige’s first love and passion, and she connects music with audiences using data and insights. Using her psychology, education and marketing skills, Paige has helped clients sell millions of tickets, land #1 ARIA albums and release singles that have clocked over a billion Spotify streams.
She is currently the Digital Marketing Team Lead and Senior Entertainment Strategist at Bolster, Australia’s premier entertainment & culture marketing agency. Clients include: Splendour In The Grass, Elton John, Adele, Sia, Queens of the Stone Age, Flume, Tame Impala, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival, Beyond The Valley and The xx.
She's also on the Board for The Push (youth music NPO) and is an industry representative for Music Victoria’s COVID Advisory Panel.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS EXPERT
Jane is a global changemaker, bringing fresh perspectives to help others think and act differently so we can all make lasting change.
She spent the last two years at Boston Consulting Group in London working for the Centre for Public Impact with a global remit consulting across Sustainability, Innovation and Intergovernmental initiatives.
She worked in partnership to design the 5-stage prize process to select winners for 'The Earthshot Prize', spearheaded by Prince William. This global environmental Prize will award 50 million pounds, over the next decade, to discover and scale the solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet.
Prior, she worked for the UN World Food Programme in Rome (Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 2020) and consulted for PwC in Sydney.
At UNSW, she was President of the Student Council and advocated for 60,000 students.
HEALTH & SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCATE
Zoe is dedicated to enabling others make lifestyle choices that are better for them and the planet.
She is the Co-Founder of Wondering Sol, a conscious range of sustainable products to help you adventure lightly. Their hero product is The Wanderer - a sustainable shopping trolley created to make plastic-free shopping possible. She is also an experienced Nutritionist and Wellbeing Consultant who share healthy living advice through Find Your Glow Nutrition.
Prior, she Co-Founded a boutique registry called The Wedding Nest and managed Communications, Public Relations and Events for L’Occitane and Christian Dior Perfumes.