IFPI has announced that Frances Moore is to succeed John Kennedy as its Chief Executive Officer. She will take up her new position at IFPI's London-based headquarters in July.
Frances Moore is currently Executive Vice President of IFPI and Regional Director, Europe. In this capacity she has headed IFPI's European Regional Office in Brussels, leading the music industry's representation to the European Union and coordinating strategy with national groups across the 27-member EU.
A barrister by training, Moore has worked for more than 20 years in government relations and public affairs, representing European and US companies in the electronics and retail sector before joining IFPI in 1994. She has directed the recording industry's activities in Europe on major policy, trade and legislative issues over the last 15 years, working with the EU institutions and governments across Europe.