Brett Farrell

Brett is an experienced lawyer and business executive who focuses on commercial outcomes. He has worked across three sectors in England & Australia advising and leading initiatives in digital technology, the entertainment industry and fintech. He wants to see others grow and develop in their own careers and lives.

Overview

  • Legal skills in digital, entertainment industry and fintech specialist areas.

  • Cultural understanding of working with results driven businesses

  • Confident dealing with executive management

  • Understands budgets and commercial objectives

  • Aims to help the business grow faster, with fewer mistakes

 

Highlights

  • Artist representation including Delirious, Matt Redman, Montaigne, Nikki Fletcher, Guy Sebastian, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Moya Brennan, Nick Herbert, Darlene Zschech, LUKAS, Kathryn Scott, Vicky Beeching, Passenger, Royal Blood and the Big Church Day Out.

  • Advisor for Qantas AVRO Accelerator program, new Qantas Premier Credit Card product and various Qantas digital businesses

  • Project lead for Qantas Group GDPR (EU privacy law) compliance

  • Leadership team for the Qantas Loyalty New Ventures business

  • Legal work to establish the Red Planet digital advertising agency 

  • Legal work for Bespoke Music in England

  • Helped to establish the Big Church Day Out festival in the UK

  • Sale of independent UK Record Label & distribution business

  • Sale of 3 music publishing catalogues

  • Negotiating computer gaming contracts

  • Reviewing content distribution agreements and output agreements

  • Conduct settlement negotiations for a copyright infringement matter surrounding children’s television show

  • Advised on theatre hire agreements for London’s West-End theatres

  • Negotiating directors contract for off-Broadway show

  • Computer gaming strategic sales & licensing contracts

  • Advertising & marketing collateral review and clearance

 

Led initiatives for many businesses

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia

  • Qantas Airways Limited

  • Media Ingenuity Group

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc

  • SEGA Europe Limited

  • BMG Music Publishing Limited

 

Boards & Charity Work

  • 2018 – Board member of Hope Media Limited in Australia a leading faith & family based broadcaster and digital content producer.

  • 2013 – Founding trustee of the National Youth Arts Trust in England which provided bursaries to underprivileged children to allow them to participate in the arts. Patrons include Sir Nicholas Hytner, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor OBE and Hugh Bonneville.

  • 2008 – Founding trustee of CompassionArt, a project which saw 10 of this generation’s leading worship songwriters collectively write songs for charity to help create freedom from poverty. Brett was on the board with Bill Hearn, Matt Redman, David Meyers and Mark Zschech.