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CARSEN HEADS SONY U.K. COMMS

Jason Iley has hired former News UK exec Jessica Carsen as SVP of Communications for Sony Music U.K., responsible for all aspects of external and internal communication, stakeholder engagement and corporate social responsibility.

She starts today and reports directly to Iley, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music U.K. and Ireland.

“Jessica understands dynamic global companies that have been digitally disrupted and need to be innovative and creative,” Iley said. “Her vast experience and knowledge of the media landscape is exceptional and will complement our senior leadership team. I am delighted to have her join us.” 

Carsen has been Director of Communications for The Times and The Sunday Times for the last four years, and has led communications strategy for News UK for the past decade. At The Times, Carsen spearheaded major brand building franchises, including the Times CEO Summit that is now in its 10th year.

Prior that, Carsen worked in both editorial and commercial roles in media and financial services, including as a reporter at Time magazine and as an investment writer for a global macro hedge fund.

 “The company has a compelling vision under Jason’s leadership,” Carsen said. “This is an exciting new chapter for me and I am looking forward to joining such an energetic team at an evolutionary time for the industry.”

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