PRS for Music’s international, membership, operations and distributions, and communications departments have all announced new directors.
Sami Valkonen is now director of international, Claire Jarvis becomes membership director, Rachael Naylor (pictured) has been promoted to director of operations and distributions, and Barney Hooper is director of communications and marketing.
Jarvis joins from Sky, Valkonen from Google and Hooper returns to the company after a four-year stint as director of communications with AEG, based at The O2. Naylor has been with the organisation for eight-and-a-half years and was formerly interim director of operations.
Robert Ashcroft, chief executive of PRS for Music, said: ‘The high standard of service we aspire to provide to our members, our licensees and our fellow societies depends on our people and we are proud not only to have hired three key individuals with diverse experience with major music users, but also to have recognised rising talent from within. I would like to welcome all four to their new roles at PRS for Music.’