Dean Ormston is a senior Australian Music industry executive and is head of APRA AMCOS Member Services Group AMCOS where he oversees Membership, Distribution, International, Communications and Government Relations portfolios. Ormston is an active advocate to Government for the recognition and support of creator's rights, and has secured government support for export office Sounds Australia, the National Live Music Office, school song-writing residencies, and international songwriting collaborations. Ormston has initiated economic research projects into the venue-based live music industry and the potential application of tax-offsets to the commercial music industry. Ormston is a Board Director of Screenrights, and in a former life was a high school music teacher.