Island co-president Ted Cockle has been named as the new president of Virgin Records UK.
Virgin is now a Universal-owned label, following the major’s acquisition of EMI Music for £1.2bn last year.
Cockle’s fellow Island co-president Darcus Beese will now step up to become sole president of Island Records UK. Both moves are effective immediately.
Popular exec Cockle joined Island in 2005 in a marketing capacity after 10 years at Sony Music.