Sony Music UK & Ireland COO, Nicola Tuer, will be leaving the business for family reasons at the end of September.
Tuer’s career at Sony Music UK spans nearly 30 years, steadily rising from the sales department to being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2014, a role she has maintained to date.
During Tuer’s career she has been involved in the success of multiple artists including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Elvis, George Ezra, Calvin Harris, Michael Jackson, Little Mix, Jeff Lynne, George Michael, Olly Murs, One Direction, P!nk, Dolly Parton, Rag’n’Bone Man, Mark Ronson, Barbra Streisand and Pharrell Williams.
Sharing the news with Sony Music staff this week, Jason Iley, CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland, said: “Nicola is a ground-breaking leader and has been a huge part of the Sony Music UK family for nearly 30 years and, as our COO since 2014, she is one of the most senior women in the UK industry.
“Nicola lives and breathes Sony Music and she has, time and again, gone above and beyond to ensure not only that Sony succeeds, but more importantly, that our artists succeed.
“Nicola’s can-do attitude, commercial savvy and commitment always marked her out as someone special – she has been a wonderful colleague and friend to so many people in the industry and we will miss her greatly.”
Nicola Tuer said: “I’ve been incredibly proud to have been part of Sony for nearly 30 years. Throughout this time I’ve had the privilege of working alongside so many talented people and artists and I will miss the challenges and excitement of playing my part at such a brilliant company.
“I would like to thank Rob and Jason for their unwavering support and friendship over many years and I wish the whole Sony family continued success.”Music Business Worldwide