Sony/ATV Promotes Tom Kelly to Global CFO

Tom Kelly
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Tom Kelly

Jon Platt also hires Elicia Felix-Hughey for a newly created human resources role.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Jon Platt has made his first senior executive moves since joining the company earlier this month, elevating Tom Kelly to global chief financial officer and picking Elicia Felix-Hughey for the newly-created role of senior vp, global human resources.

Both Kelly and Felix-Hughey will report directly to Platt and be based out of Sony/ATV's office in New York City.

Kelly was previously evp, finance & administration at the publishing giant. He began his music industry career in 1991 at EMI Music Publishing, where he worked his way up to EVP of Worldwide Finance and CFO before EMI merged with Sony/ATV in 2012. In his new role, Kelly will oversee all aspects of Sony/ATV’s global financial operations, including reporting, accounting, compliance, budget, administration and corporate strategy.

"The moment I knew I was joining Sony/ATV I recognized that Tom was the right person for this incredibly important role and I have no doubt that he will be a fantastic CFO for us," commented Platt. "Tom is a forward thinker with nearly three decades of top-level experience in the industry and his financial knowledge will be an invaluable asset in helping to grow our business."

Felix-Hughey joins Sony/ATV from Octave Group, the parent company of TouchTunes, where she was vp of global human resources. Previously, she was director, human resources at the Harry Fox Agency and spent more than seven years at EMI Music Publishing. At Sony, she'll be responsible for all of the company's HR operations across its network of 38 offices in 24 countries.

Platt added, "Elicia is an experienced and successful HR leader who has a real gift for balancing the critical needs of the business, with the needs of those who work for the company. She has a human touch that people naturally gravitate towards and is the perfect person to lead the transition of the company."


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