Senior music industry executives have paid tribute Jo Dipple, who this week announced she will be stepping down from her position as chief executive of UK Music.
PPL CEO Peter Leathem praised Dipple’s “fearless attitude” and told Music Week the PPL are “immensely grateful” for the work she did during an eight-year tenure.
BPI chairman Ged Doherty echoed those sentiments, offering “sincere thanks” on behalf of the organisation. Jackie Always, chair of the MPA thanked Dipple “for leaving us with a political community much more aware of the vital importance of taking the views of the UK Music Industry into account in matters of policy.”
Read the quotes in full below.
Ged Doherty, chairman, BPI: "On behalf of everyone at the BPI and all our members may I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Jo for everything she has done on behalf of the Music Industry in the UK. We wish her luck with her next adventure and look forward to hearing about her plans”
Jackie Alway, chair, MPA: “We at the MPA are sorry to hear that Jo is leaving UK Music, but wish her every success with her next adventure. Jo has worked creatively and assiduously to ensure that the voices of all her members are heard loudly in Westminster and beyond. We shall miss her, and thank her for leaving us with a political community much more aware of the vital importance of taking the views of the UK Music Industry into account in matters of policy. Thank you, Jo and happy travels”.
Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL: “Jo has been pivotal in uniting a number of, often disparate, voices in the industry, helping to navigate the sector through a series of challenges over the last eight years. Her fearless attitude has seen UK Music develop and evolve into a forward-thinking and engaged organisation, truly representing the interests of the music industry – from record labels, publishers and CMOs to managers, musicians, young apprentices and many others. Jo leaves the organisation in a healthy and strong position and we are immensely grateful to her, and the team that she has so diligently led, for their efforts and achievements during her tenure."
Geoff Taylor, chief executive, BPI, BRIT Awards: “Jo did a great job as CEO of UK Music. We’ll miss her when she leaves, and we wish her the very best in her next endeavours. I know that Andy Heath will make every effort to ensure that UK Music puts in place an equally capable successor.”