Suzanne Hughes appointed Chief People and Transformation Officer of PRS for Music

Suzanne will take up the position on 4 May 2020

Suzanne Hughes, Chief People and Transformation Officer, PRS for Music
Above: Suzanne Hughes

PRS for Music announced today that Suzanne Hughes has been appointed Chief People and Transformation Officer and will take up the position on 4 May.

Suzanne started her career working for a HR software company before joining professional services company, Accenture, as a Management Consultant. During her time with Accenture, she worked on global system implementations and specialised in leading key change management programmes.

In 2004, Suzanne joined banking giant Santander where she oversaw multiple business transformation programmes, holding several senior HR roles, most recently as HR Chief Operating Officer.

Having worked on change programmes across Finance and Human Resources with a strong interest in employee engagement, values, wellbeing and health, Suzanne will now lead PRS for Music’s Transformation and HR departments.

Suzanne will continue to champion PRS for Music’s existing internal employee forums including Celebrating Our Differences, focussing on diversity and inclusion, as well as initiatives that support wellness and mental health in staff. The organisation runs volunteer and support programmes through its PRS for the Community scheme and is currently examining ways to lessen its environmental impact by becoming a greener business.



I am delighted to be joining PRS for Music under the leadership of CEO, Andrea C. Martin. This is an exciting time of change and I’m very much looking forward to working with teams across the business to ensure we deliver excellent support to our members.

Suzanne Hughes, Chief People and Transformation Officer, PRS for Music


One of our main focuses at PRS for Music is to continue building a people-centric business alongside improving our core services. With her wealth of experience, Suzanne will be an invaluable asset to the company, driving our internal strategic imperatives forward and helping to develop a high performing, engaged team as we look to the future.

Andrea C. Martin, CEO, PRS for Music

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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