Andrew Jenkins, president, Australia and Asia Pacific Region for Universal Music Publishing Group, has joined the board of directors at AMPAL, the industry association for Australian and New Zealand music publishers.
British-born Jenkins, who is responsible for UMPG’s activities in Australasia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as for global society and industry matters, has had duties for the Australian offices of both BMG Music Publishing and, subsequently, Universal Music Publishing since 1993.
AMPAL welcomed him to the board during its annual meeting in Sydney, when the results of the election of directors were declared with Marianna Annas (ABC Music Publishing), Philip Burn (Hal Leonard Australia), Peter Hebbes AM (Hebbes Music Group), Heath Johns (BMG Australia) and Steve McPherson (Hillsong Music Publishing) re-elected.
Also, Matthew Capper (Warner Chappell Music Australia) was returned as chair of the AMPAL Board, and Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing) as deputy chair.
During the AGM, Capper and AMPAL general manager Matthew O’Sullivan thanked retiring AMPAL board director Bob Aird (Universal Music Publishing Group) for his service.
In September, the 40-year music publishing veteran became just the third person or organization presented with the AMPAL Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Publishing, following founding AMPAL member Alberts, now part of BMG, in 2016, and last year to former APRA AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle.
Formed in 1956, AMPAL now represents 55 publisher members representing more than 90% of the economic value of the Australasian publishing sector. The AMPAL board is elected by the AMPAL membership.