Helen Smith is Executive Chair of Independent Music Companies Association, IMPALA – a pan-European industry body representing the interests of independent labels and distributors.
Smith comes from a legal background, having studied law at the University of Strathclyde.
She joined IMPALA in 2007 and is based in Brussels.
Helen Smith: Career before IMPALA
Prior to joining IMPALA, Helen Smith was Co Managing Director of KEA European Affairs – an “an international policy design research centre” – in Brussels between 2003 and 2007.
From 1999 to 2003, Smith was Director of Legal and Business Affairs at the Association of Independent Music (AIM), a trade body that represents the interests of independent labels, artists and distributors in the United Kingdom.
Before joining AIM in 2003, Smith was a Legal Adviser at BPI, the UK’s trade body for the recorded music industry, representing both major and independent labels.Music Business Worldwide