Gary Thorpe OAM is the General Manager of Silver Memories, a national broadcasting service, which he created to address social isolation and the effects of dementia in the aged. Silver Memories is now transmitted to 120 aged care nomes and hospitals across Australia, via satellite. Gary was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2011, to research the use of music in the management of dementia and related issues.
Gary was award an OAM in the Order of Australia for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting and music over four decades. Gary has been the General Manager of Brisbane's award winning FM classical music station, 4MBS Classic, for the last thirty years.
Gary is a strong believer in the power of music to enhance communities. He is also the Artistic Director of the annual 4MBS Festival of Classics, Australia's largest music festival, now in its 25th year.
Digital Posters by Gary Thorpe, General Manager, Silver Memories