Australasian collecting society APRA AMCOS has appointed Dean Ormston as CEO. He succeeds Brett Cottle, who steps down on June 30.
Ormston currently heads the member services division of APRA AMCOS and has more than 20 years’ experience within the organisation.
APRA’s chair, Jenny Morris, said: “The APRA Board is thrilled to announce Dean’s appointment to this crucial role. Dean has for many years been a brilliant and highly respected member of APRA’s senior management team. We have no doubt that Dean will bring a fresh and innovative approach to leadership, while building on, and safeguarding, the strengths and traditions of the organisation.”
Under APRA’s mandate to manage mechanical right society AMCOS’ business operation, Ormston will also hold the role of AMCOS chief executive.
APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Society) has more than 90,000 members, while AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) has around 16,000 members.