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Melissa Bradshaw

Joe Frankland announced as new PRS Foundation CEO

10:48, 10th July 2019

PRS Foundation has today (Wednesday 10 July 2019) announced that Joe Frankland has been appointed to the role of chief executive for the organisation.

Frankland joined the organisation in 2014 as industry fund manager to run flagship schemes such as the Momentum Music Fund and the International Showcase Fund. He moved into his current role as the senior grants & programmes manager in 2015, during which time he has led the foundation’s grants team, managing grant-making and partnership programmes.

Commenting on his new role, Frankland said: I am proud to work with such an enthusiastic team and board and look forward to collaborating with partners and the industry to support the UK’s most exciting music creators and pioneering organisations.

‘Our support of talent from all backgrounds is vital and in the coming years we will build upon Vanessa Reed’s amazing achievements, with a proactive and accessible approach to ensure maximum reach and impact.’

Outgoing CEO Vanessa Reed added: ‘I’m absolutely delighted that Joe Frankland, who’s been heading up our grants and programmes for the past five years, will be the next CEO of PRS Foundation. His deep understanding of music creator development alongside his extensive networks and commitment to collaboration has already earned him huge respect across the industry and within our organisation.’

Frankland will officially take up his new role as CEO on 22 July 2019.


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