Linda Fullerton is the Secretary of PANZ, the Australian and New Zealand Steelpan Association. With no previous music experience, she began learning to play the steelpan with the Comets Community Steelband, South London, UK in 2006. Linda’s love of pan and the camaraderie of the panyard drove her to help to establish the Rivercity Steel Band, when she moved to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in 2007.
She was elected first president of Rivercity Steel Band in 2008, a position she has maintained since then. The band has a current membership of 18 members using pans both sourced from Trinidad suppliers and made locally by Lennox Jordan.
Linda is Festival Director for PANZfest 2015, the second Australian and New Zealand steelband festival, which will be held in Brisbane 25 – 28 September 2015.