Support Act CEO moving on


Support Act Ltd (SAL) has announced today that Joanna Cave, Chief Executive Officer, is leaving the organisation to pursue a change of career.  Joanna has been with Support Act for over five years and was its first CEO.

Sally Howland, chair of the board of Directors said: “Jo was SAL’s first CEO. For our small charity it was a massive step which has paid off in spades. A finer CEO she could not be. In the space of 5 short years she has driven a business strategy that has improved our bottom line by 500%, increased grants funding to our service users 10 fold and modernised our service delivery to those who matter most, our service users. Financially astute, savvy and compassionate, Jo leaves a lasting legacy that provides a genuine foundation for the charity to continue to flourish. 

Jo leaves with the very best of our wishes and an ache in our hearts”.

Support Act is a charity, unique in Australia, providing crisis relief services for artists and music workers. The organisation recently announced the development of a new 24 hour wellbeing service to help people in music experiencing mental health problems which has been backed by Alberts’ Tony Foundation and Levi’s Australia.

Joanna Cave said: “After five wonderful years helping to make Support Act the organisation artists and music workers need and deserve I have made the decision to return to my creative roots. I will miss my wonderful colleagues but I leave knowing the organisation is in great shape for the future. Before I depart, I look forward to bedding down our new wellbeing service and presiding over a particularly special Music in the House“.

Rachael McLennan at People for Purpose has been appointed to assist the board in its search for a new chief executive which will commence in February. All information about the process is available via

Sally Howland, Chair

All enquiries about the position should be directed to Rachel McLennan:
Mob: 0468 625252