Mark Crossingham has been appointed senior VP of Universal Music U.K.’s international marketing division. He has been at Universal for more than seven years, most recently as managing director of the London-based affiliate’s consumer and media division.
Crossingham’s appointment follows the departure earlier this month of senior VP of international Bernadette Coyle. Her exit, after 25 years of service, was part of the company’s plan to cut about 10% of its workforce.
Under the reorganization, the consumer and media division — which previously reported to Crossingham — has been dismantled. Its various units have been reorganized, and its staffers re-assigned within the company.
The division’s A&R team and new business manager Deb Saunders now report to Universal TV MD Brian Berg. The new-media and synchronization departments now report to director of legal and business affairs Clive Fisher. Frontline DVDs, which previously had a dedicated marketing staff, will now be marketed by their respective labels. Former frontline-DVD creative manager Jo Cavanagh assumes a central advisory role with the labels. Catalog audio and DVD releases have been reassigned to sales director Brian Rose.