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Joe Frankland is appointed as the new chief executive of PRS Foundation, succeeding long-time boss Vanessa Reed
By Anna Grace on 10 Jul 2019
UK-based music development charity PRS Foundation has appointed Joe Frankland as its new chief executive, effective 22 July.
Since 2015, Frankland has held the position of senior grants and programmes manager, leading grant-making and partnership programmes.
He previously worked in talent development at Newcastle-based music development agency Generator.
“I am incredibly excited and honoured to have been offered the role of PRS Foundation chief executive,” says Frankland.
“I am incredibly excited and honoured to have been offered the role of PRS Foundation chief executive”
“I am proud to work with such an enthusiastic team and board and look forward to collaborating with partners and the industry to support the UK’s most exciting music creators and pioneering organisations.”
PRS Foundation chair and managing director of Bucks music group, Simon Platz says he is “delighted” with the new appointment.
“Joe’s years of experience delivering targeted support and developing talent will be a huge asset as he leads the Foundation into its third decade,” comments Platz.
Frankland takes over the role from Vanessa Reed, who held the top position at PRS Foundation for eleven years. Reed says she has “no doubt” that her successor will “do an excellent job”.
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