Born in Hastings in the Hawkes Bay, Gary lived in the Titirangi area of Auckland before moving to NYC in 2016. Some of you may remember him from his days as International Manager at the New Zealand Music Commission. He was tasked with creating and running the music export development program and working with many NZ musicians and labels all around the world on their business plans and releases. He has witnessed many amazing shows, worked alongside NZ brands and helped advance the careers of new and established managers and bands.
In 2013 his wife suddenly passed away, so in 2016, he and his son Henry took a chance and moved to NYC after being offered a position with a new annual music festival and business summit.
He was recruited to take on a role of International Music Director with a mission to develop the international music business and attendance side of the new endeavour and to curate and manage the artist showcasing.
He has just completed the second event and is now looking for a new opportunity and challenge.
Even though Gary’s vast experience is in the music industry, he is a true creative marketing and promotions professional with progressive operational experience and a wide roster of international contacts. Fellow NZer’s (some I know personally) in the industry advise he is a strategic thinker with proven ability to combine vision, creativity, and strong business decisions with well-developed project/event management, budgeting and leadership qualities.
If you are looking for someone with these attributes coupled with the “Kiwi Can Do” attitude, please contact him at – firstname.lastname@example.org
PS – His son Henry is a soccer nut and looking to join a local NY team. He loves Liverpool and according to dad…”A slightly bent sense of humour” …which makes him a perfect teammate.