Rob Walker has been prominent in the music, events and promotions industries for over 30 years. He was central in the development of major events such as the St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Music Festival, Melbourne Guitar Shows, Australian International Music Shows, AMAC Conventions and many more. Until 2000 he was the executive director of the Australian Music Association and Australian Music Retailers Association, after which time he took a position in San Diego, California as director of market development at NAMM, the International Music Products Association. This position also encompassed acting as Executive Director of the American Music Conference, a not-for-profit organisation promoting the benefits of music making and music education. Upon his return to Australia in 2005, he was appointed National Marketing Manager of Allans Music Group, Australia’s leading full-line music retailer.
Rob is currently executive officer for the Australian Music Association, and the producer of the Melbourne Guitar Show and Make Music Day Australia. He is a past president of the Australian Music Association. He is also an active musician playing with many notable Australian acts over many years and has served on the Soundhouse board of directors for over a decade.