Suzanne SmithManaging Director
Suzanne is excited at the opportunity to lead a new business with such a strong brand in the music industry. Prior to joining PPL PRS she was the MD of Customer Experience within the Experian PLC UK business and previous roles also include Capital One and NatWest Bank.
She has a broad range of favoured music, anything from Paul Carrack, Rick Astley and The Real Thing to Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit and Adele. The last concert she attended was Take That and her dream line-up would be a mix of 70’s artists along with some current day favourites.
Bec JewittHead of Finance
Before joining PPL PRS, Bec spent many years at Boots Contract Manufacturing and Capital One where she set up the finance team and thrived on the creative and developmental culture. She is attracted to finance due to her curiosity for what makes a business tick and her love of order and control. Ironically, a chance meeting at a music concert led to her awareness of the new joint venture and her passion for the role and industry is infectious.
She had difficulty selecting a preferred artist from various 80/90s pop bands, current pop, easy listening and folk music, but her favourite event is the V Festival (glamping if possible) with a varied choice of artists to watch.
Amy StraszewskyjHead of HR and Facilities
Amy’s career to date spans several years at Experian PLC, partnering with senior leaders across multiple regions and covering many different disciplines of their complex business. Prior to that she also worked at Pepsico and Rolls Royce. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her energy is focused on ensuring PPL PRS Ltd build a talented team, unique culture and create an engaging, collaborative environment with an emphasis on high performance and customer experience.
With a varied taste in music, Amy can be heard singing along to anything from 80’s stars to Dua Lipa, as well as West End musicals. Her dream gig would need to have various artists and cover all decades.
Rowland SandysHead of Technology
Rowland loves to expand his knowledge and experience and his career spans over several sectors, including HMRC, the Police Force, financial services, catering and hospitality, healthcare and most recently leading IT for a housing and care charity. With previous experience of joint ventures, Rowland is excited for technology to play a major part in delivering a great customer experience for PPL PRS Ltd.
Rowland has a passion for music and his favourite festival is Boardmasters in Cornwall. He loves dance music such as MK, Deadmau5, Gorgon City and Dusky. Having seen Coldplay several times his dream gig would be sharing backstage passes to their latest concert with his wife.
Jo WinfieldHead of Legal
Her love of public speaking and debating originally steered Jo into the legal world. She has supported a variety of different commercial businesses with their journey through legal compliance and good governance including vehicle leasing, medical devices, heating and ventilation. Jo is passionate about delivering a legal service for PPL PRS Ltd that is accessible to all, dynamic and solutions focused.
She is a fan of traditional 80’s artists such as Madonna, Prince, Whitney and Wham. Her dream concert would be a big 80’s revival where they all play their greatest hits and as a keen singer she would insist on joining Whitney to belt out ‘I will always love you’!
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