Support Act announce new CEO 


The Board of Directors of Support Act is pleased to announce that Clive Miller will be the organisation’s next Chief Executive Officer. Miller will take up the role from 21st May 2018 and will succeed Joanna Cave who has stepped down to return to her creative roots.

During her five years at Support Act, Jo has had a tremendous impact on the organisation’s evolution. She leaves a genuine foundation for the charity to continue to advance.

“I am honoured to have been chosen to lead Support Act through the next phase of its development,” said Clive. “I started my career in the music industry, working as a broadcaster, promoter and manager so I can strongly identify with the critical need to provide crisis support to artists and music workers. I look forward to reconnecting with many old friends and colleagues and to building on the great work that has been done over the past years by Jo Cave, the Board and staff of Support Act, and its many donors and supporters”.

Support Act’s Chairperson, Sally Howland commented “Clive comes to Support Act with a thirty year history in the not-for-profit sector, most recently as Global Chief Executive Officer of the charity Optometry Giving Sight. With expertise in fundraising, marketing, strategy and business development he was the standout candidate for the role. In his early career, he racked up time as an artist manager and then a stint with the YothuYindi Foundation.”

Sally added “The Board is thrilled with Clive’s appointment and confident that he will apply his exceptional talents to successfully lead Support Act through to its next evolution, building on the impressive track record of our outgoing CEO, Joanna Cave.”

Support Act is a charity, unique in Australia, helping artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, a mental health problem, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.

Clive can be reached at:


Mobile: 0411 101 052

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