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Up the ranks: Janeace Thompson jumps into PRS for Music's first role for talent, culture and experience

Up the ranks: Janeace Thompson jumps into PRS for Music's first role for talent, culture and experience

In this newly-created role, Thomson reports into the Chief People and Transformation Officer.

British music copyright collective has appointed Janeace (Jay-T) Thompson (pictured above) as the company's first Director of Talent, Culture and Experience. This promotion sees her moving up from her previous role as Head of Inclusion and Employee Experience, which she took on when she joined in March 2022.

Reporting into Chief People and Transformation Officer, Suzanne Hughes, the newly created role aims to support and deliver the company's strategic imperatives and continue its journey of change.

Thompson brings forth a varied and extensive career that spans over 20 years as a talent acquisition manager and EDIB strategist, having previously worked with Louis Vuitton, The Gucci Group, and JCDecaux.

In addition to Thompson’s current remit, which covers talent acquisition, employee lifecycle, learning & development, and ownership of employee-led Diversity & Inclusion affinity groups, her new role as the Director of Talent, Culture and Experience role will focus on how PRS for Music promotes and delivers its EDIB agenda within the wider music industry.

On the appointment, Thompson said: "I am deeply honoured to assume this newly established role. Learning & Development, recruitment, and attraction are the enablers of Diversity and Inclusion. The design of this role is genius because I'm across all those three areas and with the broad view I have, I can merge it all together."

Suzanne Hughes, Chief People and Transformation Officer, PRS for Music, added: “We are fortunate to have someone as highly skilled as Jay-T on our team, as we continue our journey of becoming a more socially conscious organisation."

During her time at PRS for Music, Thompson has been credited with spearheading the organisation’s progression around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) commitments in line with UK Music’s 'Ten-Point Plan' and the recently launched 'The Five Ps: The Music Industry’s Action Plan'.

Acting as a strategic advisor with the goal of creating a more inclusive culture for all employees to thrive and grow, Thompson also sits on UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce, where she contributes to the development of a programme of activity, which includes collectively improving equity, diversity and inclusion across the music industry workforce.


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