Italian authors' collecting society SIAE has appointed Domenico Caridi as its new director-general, effective Oct. 7.

Caridi replaces Angelo Della Valle, whose term comes to an end Oct. 6. Previously assistant DG, Caridi will be based in SIAE's Rome headquarters. He was appointed to his new position at a meeting of SIAE's governing body on Sept. 27.

Caridi, who is a lawyer by training, will report to SIAE president Giorgio Assumma.