Dutch collecting society Buma/Stemra will submit Hein van der Ree for appointment as statutory director and chairman of the board.

The Buma/Stemra members have their say in a meeting on March 22. When appointed, he will succeed Cees Vervoord on May 1 2010. Cees van Rij, at present legal director, will be nominated as co-statutory director and vice-chairman of the board.

Hein van der Ree, 55, has been CEO at Epitaph Europe since 1995, following tenures at Hollywood Records International and Phonogram Records U.K.

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