Mary Jo Capps has worked in the Australian cultural industry for more than 30 years after graduating with an MA in Musicology from the University of Toronto. In 1999 she was appointed CEO of Musica Viva Australia, where she continues to advance chamber music and music education internationally. In 2010, Mary Jo became the first female President of the Sydney Business Chamber since it was founded in 1825. She is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of the VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, a Board Director of the Community Council of Australia, Green Music Australia and of the Peggy Glanville Hicks Trust, and a Council member of the Centre for Social Impact. She works as a professional mentor and is actively engaged in supporting emerging talent, particularly in arts administration.