Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan was appointed the inaugural CEO of Music Victoria, the peak body for contemporary music, in August 2010. This followed a 15 year career at the Age Newspaper, where he was chief music writer for 12 years, wrote the local music Sticky Carpet column and interviewed artists from Nick Cave to Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, David Bowie and Lou Reed. In his time at the Age, he founded and ran The EG Awards for five years, and started the campaign to name a street in honour of AC/DC, which led to AC/DC Lane. He tour managed Iggy Pop in 1998, played in a band, ran a live music venue and continues to DJ. He is currently a member of the Victorian Liquor Control Advisory Council and is on the board of the Arts Industry Council of Victoria and the National Film and Sound Archive.