Parlophone head Miles Leonard has been appointed co-chairman of Warner Bros. Records UK alongside Christian Tattersfield.
Tattersfield will continue to lead the combined company as CEO of Warner Music UK, while Leonard’s new role is on top of responsibilities as Parlophone chairman.
The exec’s expanded role is one of a number of moves in the Warner Music UK senior leadership team.
Leonard occupied various positions at Virgin and Parlophone, ultimately heading both labels before PLG was bought by Warner.
Jeremy Marsh, currently vice chairman, Warner Bros Records UK, is also set to assume the role of EVP, International Marketing, Warner Music UK. He will take over from Mike Allen who announced his decision to retire earlier this year.
Max Lousada will continue as Chairman of Atlantic Records UK. Dan Chalmers continues at the helm of Rhino, ADA & Warner Music Artist and Label Services in the UK.
“I am delighted to confirm Miles’ appointment,” said Tattersfield. “His influence on the UK music scene has been enormous and the success of the acts he has championed, both at home and abroad, makes him a tremendous addition to our team.
“As well as building on Parlophone’s many achievements, I am confident his new role within Warner Bros. Records opens up great potential for us to further sharpen our focus on local A&R as well as continuing to provide best-in-class support to the many global superstars on the roster.
Leonard said: “I am very excited to finally be bringing Parlophone over to Warner Music and working with both Christian and Max [Lousada], who I have huge respect for.
“Clearly Warner Music and Parlophone share a vision and culture that puts artists first and together we have the most forward thinking and exciting music company in the business.”