Veteran executive Trevor Pearcy will exit international trade body the IFPI this April after 28 years with the organization. He most recently served as IFPI's director of administration and planning.

Veteran executive Trevor Pearcy will exit international trade body the IFPI this April after 28 years with the organization. He most recently served as IFPI's director of administration and planning.

His position will not be filled and his current duties will divided up between a number of IFPI executives.

Pearcy has been actively involved in human rights and international aid for many years and will be pursuing interests in these fields. He is currently chair of Positive Lives, an international photography project documenting the social and emotional impact of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and providing material for health promotion program.

"It is difficult to imagine IFPI without Trevor, but I respect his desire to devote himself to such important future interests," said IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy. He added that Pearcy will be awarded IFPI's medal of honor in 2006 in recognition of his nearly thirty years of service to the trade body.

Over the years, Pearcy has been responsible for corporate legal affairs, human resources, membership, copyright legal advice, performance rights, mechanical rights negotiations, public relations and finance. Between 2001 and 2004 he was also responsible for IFPI's activities in the Middle East. He has also co-ordinated the organization's board, council and general meetings for more than 25 years.

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