UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, has announced Jamie Njoku-Goodwin as its chief executive.
Jamie was a special adviser to Health Secretary Matt Hancock and also worked as a special adviser at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Jamie was appointed by the Board of UK Music – the body that represents the UK music industry – after an extensive recruitment process which attracted more than 200 applicants.
A keen musician, Jamie took up his role as UK Music CEO in October, succeeding Michael Dugher who stood down in January.
Tom Kiehl, who had been Acting CEO since February continues as Deputy CEO and Director of Public Affairs.
The appointment was widely welcomed by industry and political figures.
Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said: “Be it through the £5.2 billion it generates for the economy, the 190,000 jobs it sustains across our country, or the symbol of British exceptionalism it broadcasts around the world, the music industry is one of our most important national assets – and something we should all be hugely proud of.
“UK Music has a vital role in fighting for the interests of the music industry, and I am delighted to be taking the helm of the organisation at such an important time.
“There are big challenges facing commercial music, like the impact of coronavirus, the importance of copyright, and the need for more action on diversity and inclusion. But for all the challenges, there are also huge opportunities – and I am confident that with the right support, the music industry can be the British success story of the 2020s.
“I would like to thank the previous CEO Michael Dugher and Tom Kiehl for all their great work in making UK Music the force that it is."