LEICESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Suzanne Smith, who served as the first managing director of the UK public performance joint venture PPL PRS Ltd. announced that she is stepping down from her position at the company.
According to Music Business Worldwide, PPL Chief Operating Officer Christine Geissmar will serve as an interim managing director while a new candidate for the position is identified.
Smith served as MD at the music licensing organization since April 2017 and oversaw the JV’s launch in Leicester in early 2018, as well the creation of TheMusicLicence, a blanket license that covers both PPL and PRS for Music.
Prior to her tenure at PPL PRS, she toiled at credit giant Experian, overseeing the company’s Customer Experience operations in the UK.
Her previous experience also includes roles at Capital One and NatWest Bank.