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Andrea Gray named PPL PRS Ltd MD

By | Published on Friday 20 December 2019


PPL and PRS For Music have formally announced the appointment of Andrea Gray as Managing Director of PPL PRS Ltd – the joint venture company that hands out combined public performance licences for the two UK collecting societies.

“We are delighted to welcome Andrea to the role of Managing Director of PPL PRS Ltd”, says PPL CEO Peter Leathem. “Her impressive career and particular experience of establishing and growing first class customer service operations for multi-million pound companies will set her in good stead for taking our joint venture with PRS For Music to the next stage in its journey. Her drive and ambition will support the 200 strong team in Leicester who continue to work hard to see our performer and record company members receive the money they are due for the use of their recorded music”.

PRS For Music CEO Andrea Martin adds: “We are pleased to have the benefit of Andrea’s leadership as we continue to build our joint licensing business. Andrea’s role will be to evolve a best in class customer experience and sell the benefits of our respective members’ music to the 450,000 business premises that choose to use it and to the wider UK business community. Our members rely on their royalty income and I know with Andrea’s appointment this vital revenue stream will continue to grow”.

Previously Gray has worked for FTS Ltd, Nuffield Health and, most recently, Hastings Direct. She actually began her new job at PPL PRS last month, but they’ve kept the announcement back as a Christmas treat. PPL’s COO Christine Geissmar, who has been acting as interim MD since the joint venture’s original boss Suzanne Smith stood down in February, will stay on as a board director.