Carmona has worked with ICMP in various capacities since 2010, most recently as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, where she elaborated policy positions, developed the public affairs offer and liaised with ICMP members on copyright issues.
In her new role, she reports directly to the Board of Directors of ICMP.
Andrew Jenkins, Chair of the Board said: “As the global voice of music publishing, ICMP has witnessed huge growth under Ger’s leadership and now boasts a presence on every continent.
“I would like to place on record the Board’s thanks to Ger for all her achievements on ICMP’s behalf and to wish her well for the future. We are very much looking forward to working with Coco to support our members and advance the interests of music publishers globally. We are delighted with her appointment.”
Commenting, Coco Carmona said: “It has been wonderful to work with Ger and the ICMP team and to be part of all we have achieved together.
“To be given the opportunity to lead the Confederation at such an exciting time for our industry is an honour. I am looking forward to helping our members promote an environment for the music publishing business to thrive.”
Outgoing Director General Ger Hatton said: “It has been a privilege to head up ICMP over the past 8 years and I’m delighted that Coco, someone of immense capability and so well known to the members, is taking over and I wish ICMP continued success.”
Past Chair Nicolas Galibert added: “We are all indebted to Ger whose ability to synergise and unite our mission with industry bodies has placed us firmly within our industry’s ecosystem.
“Her tireless work on our behalf grew the Confederation globally. She prepared ICMP with a succession plan having found and mentored Coco, her excellent replacement, and we wish her every success in her future endeavours.”Music Business Worldwide
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