Jamie Nelson joins Polydor UK on Monday as senior A&R executive, reporting directly to Ben Mortimer.
He joins Polydor from fellow Universal label Mercury Records where he signed Maverick Sabre and Jake Bugg.
Nelson was named director of A&R at Mercury in 2010 by the label's UK president Jason Iley.
Before that Nelson worked at Parlophone Records where among others he signed Lily Allen and Eliza Doolittle and jointly signed Kylie Minogue.
Polydor President Ferdy Unger-Hamilton says: “I am thrilled to have another A&R executive of this high calibre in our team with a tremendous level of experience and a track record that speaks for itself.”