Kate Reilly has been promoted to the expanded role of Chief Membership & People Officer at UK music licensing company PPL.
Previously serving as Chief People Officer, Reilly will maintain her leadership role at PPL’s HR & Facilities teams while also leading the company’s Membership team.
As head of PPL’s Membership team, PPL says that Reilly will oversee the “delivery of a quality service” to PPL’s recording rightsholder and performer members.
PPL says that the expansion of Reilly’s role builds on her existing relationships within the music industry, including her close work with UK Music and PPL’s fellow UK Music members as one of the first people to join the UK Music Diversity Taskforce.
PPL also says that Reilly has worked on HR support to groups including the Musicians’ Union, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), and The Royal Society of Musicians.
Reilly joined PPL in 2011 as a Senior HR Business Partner, becoming Head of HR the following year.
Reilly was promoted to the role of Director of People and Organisational Development in December 2014.
She remained in this role until 2021, when she became PPL’s Chief People Officer.
Elsewhere, PPL notes that Reilly played a key role in launching PPL PRS Ltd., PPL’s joint venture with PRS for Music.
“Kate is an asset not just to myself and PPL but the wider music industry – respected for her achievements, admired for her humility and much loved by her colleagues.”
Peter Leathem, PPL
Commenting on Reilly’s appointment, CEO of PPL Peter Leathem, said: “I have worked closely with Kate for the last ten years and have watched her develop and emerge as a very effective, fair and impactful senior leader.
“Kate is an asset not just to myself and PPL but the wider music industry – respected for her achievements, admired for her humility and much loved by her colleagues.
“Kate’s business acumen, industry knowledge, and contact base makes her ideally suited to further develop her role at PPL and to lead the evolution of PPL’s service to its membership. I very much look forward to working with Kate in her new role.”
“I am delighted to take up this new position within PPL at what is a very exciting time for the company.”
Speaking about her new position, Reilly added: “I am delighted to take up this new position within PPL at what is a very exciting time for the company.
“I look forward to continuing my work with the HR and Facilities teams and now leading the Member Services team, maintaining and further developing the strong relationships we have with our members as well as working closely with teams across PPL that help the company deliver such a strong service to members.”
PPL reported revenues of £252.8 million ($347.7m) for 2021, up 12%, or £27.1 million ($37.27m) YoY.Music Business Worldwide