Live Nation has appointed former UK Music chief Jo Dipple as SVP, public affairs, a role which also spans its Ticketmaster business.
Dipple stepped down from UK Music in June after five years in the role. She joined the organisation from 10 Downing Street where she acted as strategic advisor to the British Prime Minister. She was a special adviser at the Treasury and worked on two winning general election campaigns.
Prior to her public role, she represented regional and national newspapers at Trinity Mirror and edited the "Dear Jo" page of the Daily Mirror.
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.”
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."
Read Music Week's 2017 Big Interview with Dipple here.