The holding company of North Byron Parklands, Billinudgel Property Trust, is a 100% Australian owned group of like-minded people with a long history working in entertainment and the arts. These are our key team members.
Jessica has been a successful music agent and concert promoter in Australia for over twenty years. She has operated her own booking agency Village Sounds for many years, currently representing Birds Of Tokyo, Bernard Fanning, Art Vs Science and Last Dinosaurs plus many more and co-promoting international tours in Australia with her business partner Paul Piticco for Mumford and Sons, Bloc Party, Hot Chip, Lana Del Rey and others.
Jessica was the co-founder of Sydney's Homebake festival, the first major music festival to provide purely Australian and New Zealand content. She is also the co-founder of winter music and arts festival Splendour In the Grass and more recently became a co-producer and shareholder of the Falls Music and Arts Festival.
Jessica relocated her home and business to Byron Bay in 2002, where she currently lives with her husband and young family.
A qualified lawyer and accountant [though he's never actually practiced either profession] Brandon is passionate about music, art, architecture, urban design, technology and popular culture.
His company, Mixed Media manage and produce a variety of creative industry events including Creative Sydney, the Vivid Ideas exchange and The Qantas Spirit of Youth awards. Brandon is also a founding supporter and vice president of Sydney's largest community radio broadcaster FBi.
Brandon has been living in and around Byron, on and off, for almost twenty years.
Paul Piticco has built his career around Australiaís contemporary music landscape. He has managed the career of Powderfinger since the bandís inception in 1990, later forming Secret Service Artist Management in the late 1990ís and expanding the management roster to include Bernard Fanning and The Grates, amongst others.
In 2001 Paul created Dew Process, an independent record label that has signed and released many Platinum and Gold-selling artists such as Mumford & Sons, Sarah Blasko, The Living End and The Panics. He is also Co-Producer of Splendour in The Grass and national touring company Secret Sounds.
In late 2011 Paul opened Popolo, an Italian Kitchen + Bar in Brisbane with Andrew Baturo and Denis Sheahan.
In early 2012 Piticco launched new digital-focused independent label Create/Control. Designed to meet artistsí needs in todayís music industry environment, Create/Control is helmed by the team behind Dew Process and includes artists such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric, The Jungle Giants and Opossom.
Paul has been a Board Member for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre since 2006. He is an active supporter and fundraiser for Youngcare, The Yalari Foundation and Reconciliation Australia.
Rob has been active in community, environment and planning matters in the Byron Shire for twenty-five years. He is a long term shire resident and was a Byron Shire Councillor for a four year term.
Rob has been involved in the planning process for arts and music festivals for the past decade.
With his family, his interests include ecological restoration, together with growing certified organic tropical fruits. Rob is not very good at fishing but continues to try.
General Manager of North Byron Parklands Mat Morris is an environmental scientist with specialist knowledge across the music, manufacturing and transportation industry sectors.
His expertise covers the development of environmental management systems including risk identification, assessment processes and comprehensive compliance audit systems.
Matís prior roles include developing waste avoidance and resource recovery strategies for the NSW EPA, developing environmental management systems with State Rail and as an environmental regulator with the Queensland EPA.
Mat is both a qualified environmental management systems auditor and waste auditor.
He lives with his wife and two young children in Bangalow.
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