Mike Saunter will join Warner Music U.K. in the role as finance director, with effect from June 5.

Mike Saunter will join Warner Music U.K. in the role as finance director, with effect from June 5.

Saunter will assume responsibility for financial planning, budgeting and reporting across the major's U.K. division. He will also play a key role in the development of the business, devising strategic and operational plans as a member of the WMUK executive board.

Based in London, he will report to Warner Music U.K. chairman Nick Phillips.

Until recently, Saunter was VP corporate development at EMI Group Plc. Prior to joining EMI eight years ago, he ran the internal audit process for Sony Entertainment.