Industry veteran Stephen Navin has been recruited to the vacant role as CEO of Britain's Music Publisher's Assn. With effect from January 2006, Navin will step into the London-based role which was oc

Industry veteran Stephen Navin has been recruited to the vacant role as CEO of Britain's Music Publisher's Assn.

With effect from January 2006, Navin will step into the London-based role which was occupied until this month by Sarah Faulder. As previously reported, Faulder will take up the role as Chargée de Mission to the International Bureau of Mechanical Rights Societies, and senior consultant with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers in Paris.

Navin is currently an adviser to the U.K.'s Department of Culture, Media and Sport on music and other creative industries.

In a statement, Paul Curran, chairman of the MPA, comments that Navin "will bring energy and ideas to MPA members and engage the changing user community."

Navin's experience in the entertainment industries spans three decades, during which time he has held roles as VP of operations for BMG Europe and CEO of Richard Branson's V2 Music Group. A qualified lawyer, Navin has worked in music publishing, and with film and video companies.