Michael Tidball



Michael Tidball has worked in both the private and government sectors, having previously worked as a ministerial advisor in the New South Wales Government and served as Chief Executive of The Law Society of New South Wales for the past 17 years. Since his appointment as CEO of The Law Society of New South Wales, Mr Tidball has overseen a range of reforms to the organisation, and this work has been undertaken at a time of strong growth in the legal services sector. In 2013 Mr Tidball was appointed to an additional role as Chief Executive of LAWASIA, a confederation of law associations across the Asia Pacific region which is committed to advancing the Rule of Law and pursuing the interests and concerns of the legal profession in the Asia Pacific region.

Leonie Cambage


An enduring fascination with the power of the voice and the intimate relationship between artist, voice and text is central to Leonie Cambage's work as a director. She collaborated with Anna Fraser for her performance of Berio's Sequenza III and her relationship with the company was cemented. Leonie resigned as Director on 13 May 2019.

Matthew Hindson


Matthew Hindson has been an admirer and involved with The Song Company for at least 25 years. He has been commissioned by them, and his students have participated in education programs. Matthew is interested in ensuring that the excellence and vibrancy of this great Australian ensemble is appreciated by a wide range of music lovers across the country.

Ian MacDonald


Subscribing to Nietzsche's aphorism that "without music, life would be a mistake", Ian MacDonald has wide interests in music, with a special love of vocal music, hence his long time attendance at and support for The Song Company.

Rachel Scanlon


Rachel Scanlon has sung with choirs around the world from the Royal Albert Hall in London, to Carnegie Hall in New York, and has composed and recorded choral music. Now based back in Sydney, Rachel is a qualified lawyer working in financial services and brings this expertise, along with her passion for music, to the Song Company Board.

Anne Goldner


James has over 35 years’ experience in commercial law and corporate administration, working as General Counsel and Company Secretary in a number of large publicly listed companies and major corporates. In this role, James has focused on legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance and administration, risk management and compliance. James was previously a partner in a medium- sized law firm in Sydney before leaving private practice to work in-house. James was trained in classical singing and opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and holds a Licentiate in Music, Australia, in voice (Tenor). James continues to work with a teacher to keep the voice in good shape. James is passionate about the Arts including, in particular, in addition to music - theatre and the visual arts.


Mark joined the Board of The Song Company in October 2018.