UK Music finally has a new leader with the appointment of UK government advisor Jamie Njoku-Goodwin as the trade body’s chief executive, Music Week can reveal.
While not a hugely high-profile name to all in the music biz, Njoku-Goodwin is an accomplished behind-the-scenes operator as one of the UK government’s most senior advisers, and has most recently been working as a special advisor to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. He previously worked at the Department For Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the remit for which covers the music business.
From October, Njoku-Goodwin will replace Michael Dugher, who stood down in January. He will form a political heavyweight left-right combination with recently-appointed UK Music chairman Tom Watson, who welcomed the new CEO to the team.
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