CEO, Good Soldier
Chairman, BRITs Committee

For four years, from August 2009 to September 2013, Christian Tattersfield held the post of CEO at Warner Music U.K. and chairman of Warner Bros. Records U.K. During his time at the helm, Tattersfield had sustained success, growing revenue and increasing -Warner’s domestic market share. “I wanted to cultivate an environment where artists could achieve their full potential, and I believe we have achieved that,” says Tattersfield, who stepped down from the top job last year to form independent music company Good Soldier, which contains recording and publishing divisions. The latter has already scored big through publishing deals with the 1975 and Birdy, while his overall goal for Good Soldier is simple: “We’re single-minded in our focus,” he says, “which is to develop a world-beating international superstar.” In his other role as chairman of the BRITs Committee, Tattersfield oversees the United Kingdom’s biggest annual awards show, the BRIT Awards, which last year drew its biggest TV audience in a decade. “I’m thrilled with what we’ve managed to line up for this year’s show,” Tattersfield says of the Feb. 19 event, featuring performances from Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. “It promises to be a vintage year."—Richard Smirke