Cori Ferguson takes over in Feb 2006.

The Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) has appointed publicist Cori Ferguson as executive director and president-designate, effective June 6.

Brian Chater will remain president of CIRPA until January 31, 2006, at which time Ferguson will assume the title of president and CEO of CIRPA.

For the past six years Ferguson has operated Toronto-based Cori Ferguson Publicity & Artist Management. The company largely catered to independent music clients.

During those six years she also established and headed the Canadian office of Artemis Records. Prior to establishing her own company, Ferguson spent eight years as a publicist with Universal Music Canada.