British-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has realigned and expanded its international executive structure.

British-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has realigned and expanded its international executive structure.

Sas Metcalfe is upped from creative director to executive VP, creative. In her new London-based role, Metcalfe will manage the company's creative affairs staff worldwide and oversee artist/writer development. She will also pursue new business opportunities for the company.

Michelle Manghise has been elevated to senior VP, administration and client relations. Until recently, Manghise was executive director, global administration.

Christiaan Winchester has been recruited as head of legal and business affairs. He was formerly an attorney in the music group of London law firm Harbottle & Lewis.

The three executives report to Kobalt's founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz.

At the same time, Sam Winwood has been promoted from manager to VP international repertoire manager, reporting to Metcalfe.

Kobalt agents Sharon Tapper and Matthias Kind have each taken full-time posts as VP creative, East Coast and VP Germany, respectively. Tapper is based in New York; Kind is in Berlin.

Meanwhile, former EMI Publishing and Cherry Lane Music executive Robert McVeety has joined Kobalt's New York office as manager, copyright and income tracking, reporting to Manghise.