Dominic McGonigal will coordinate PPL's lobbying efforts in his new role as director of government relations.

LONDON -- British collecting society PPL has created a new position, director of government relations, who will coordinate the organization's lobbying efforts. Dominic McGonigal, who has been PPL's director of strategy and business development for the past three years, has been named to the new role, effective immediately.

McGonigal reports to PPL chairman/CEO Fran Nevrkla.

Nevrkla says it is "vital for PPL to have good working relationships" with the British Parliament and government headquarters Whitehall. He adds, "We have made tremendous progress in this area over the last three years, but the complexity of today's copyright and political environments calls for an even greater focus and emphasis."