Board of Directors

Frank Varapodio

A qualified CA + CPA and Registered Tax Agent, Frank works closely with business owners to ensure their general accounting and taxation affairs are aligned with the strategic goals and vision of the business.

Jeffrey Black

International operatic baritone for over 30 years. Winner of Marianne Mathy Singing Competition 1983. Since 1984 sat on the Advisory Committee for IFAC Australian Singing Competition. National adjudicator – 2012 & 2014. Recent appointment to MOST Board.

Ilana Gridiger BA DipEd MA (Psych)

A registered Psychologist, Ilana also has training and experience in event management. Ilana has also taught languages at both public and private high schools across NSW.

Roland Gridiger OAM LLB MDR TEP

A supporter and philanthropist of the arts, Roland is also Principal of Gridiger Lawyers, where he practices in estate planning, conveyancing and asset protection. He is a Full Member of STEP a worldwide professional association.


Level 4, Culwulla Chambers 67 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000

ABN 97 002 497 841
ACN 002 497 841

Management team
Roland Gridiger OAM Chief Executive Officer

Roland Gridiger OAM, a highly respected figure in Australia's music and cultural landscape, has been CEO of Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd. (MOST) since it's inception in 1982.

Amelia Gledhill Manager

Ph.D English (Usyd), B.A. Hons. English & Medieval History (Usyd)

Amelia is an experienced events professional with a long history of working in the arts and education sectors. She has strong skills in administration, copywriting and editing, budgeting, website management, lecturing, and event coordination.

David Langley Events & Communications Officer

M.A. Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design (UNSW),B.A. English & Studio Art (Seattle University), Dip. Marketing Arts (CATC)

David is a creative, collaborative individual with extensive experience in publication, website design, website management, social media and event management across various industries. He has strengths in conceptual ingenuity, communication, organisational skills, networking, and a passion for art and design.

Mariya Tarakhnenko Events & Communications Assistant

B.Bus, Marketing and Events Management (University of Technology Sydney)

Mariya has a range of diverse experiences in communications, SEO analysis, social media, events management, content creation and sales.

Advisory Committees
IFAC HANDA Australian Singing Competition
  • Jeffrey Black
  • Janice Black
  • Lisa Gasteen AO
  • Emma Matthews
  • Patricia Price
  • Linnhe Robertson
ABC Young Performers Awards
  • Nick Bailey
  • Tim Calnin
  • Colin Cornish
  • Matthew Dewey
  • Catherine Hewgill
  • Kate Lidbetter
  • Dene Olding AM
  • Rodney Phillips
  • Mary Vallentine AO
  • Raff Wilson