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PRS For Music CEO Robert Ashcroft to step down next year

By | Published on Friday 30 November 2018

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Robert Ashcroft will step down as the Chief Executive of UK song rights collecting society PRS For Music at the end of next year, it has been announced.

“Working for PRS has been by far the most compelling and worthwhile thing I have ever done”, says Ashcroft. “It has been a privilege to work on behalf of our members and I would like to thank them, our board, and above all my colleagues, for their support over the years”.

The society’s chair, Nigel Elderton adds: “Robert has given the organisation a decade of stability and growth, making it the considerable success it is today. He should be rightly proud of his legacy and the health in which he leaves PRS For Music. On behalf of all our members, staff and industry partners I would like to thank Robert for his service and the positive impact he has had. We wish him every success in the future”.

Ashcroft originally joined PRS For Music in January 2010, so the long lead up to his departure next year will take him to his tenth anniversary with the company.