Dipple dives into top public affairs post at Live Nation Entertainment

Written by Rod Muir on 3 August 2017 in News

She makes the move after recently standing down as chief executive of UK Music.

Former UK Music chief executive Jo Dipple is taking a senior global public affairs post at Live Nation Entertainment.

Dipple becomes senior vice president, public affairs, at the entertainment giant – a role spanning both Live Nation and Ticketmaster internationally.

Dipple was previously chief executive of UK Music for five years. After standing down earlier this year she was replaced by the former Labour MP Michael Dugher.

In her time as CEO, Dipple led a successful judicial review against the UK Government which blocked damaging legislation that would have disadvantaged artists and rights-holders.

Before joining UK Music, she was a Daily Mirror journalist and then Trinity Mirror public affairs chief, and then an adviser in Downing Street when Gordon Brown was prime minister.

John Reid, President, Concerts for Live Nation Europe said: “Jo has remarkable credentials in the music industry, with an unrivalled level of expertise in her field.

“It is great to have her join the business at a time where live entertainment continues to go from strength to strength, helping us to grow our brand across the world.”

Commenting on her appointment, Dipple said: “Live Nation Entertainment is the world leader in delivering live entertainment. I am joining a hugely talented team of people, all of whom are passionate about fan and artist satisfaction across the world. I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

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