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SONY U.K. HIRES FIRST DIVERSITY DIRECTOR

Sony Music U.K. has appointed Charlotte Edgeworth as its first Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact.

Chairman and CEO Jason Iley said she will reinforce the label's efforts "to ensure our company truly reflects the diversity of our employees and artists," noting, "Her expertise will continue to drive us forward in our commitment to diversity, inclusion and social impact.”

In her new role, Edgeworth will spearhead company strategies to continue fostering an equitable workplace. She will work closely with HR and Tiffany R. Warren, EVP, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, at Sony Music Group. She has played a key part in establishing the label's Social Justice Fund and will now collaborate with Sony Music Group’s EVP of Philanthropy and Social Impact, Towalame Austin, and the U.K. Social Justice Board.

Edgeworth has spent more than 20 years championing diversity and promoting responsible business practices across a number of industries. For the past five years she led and managed a corporate-social-responsibility business, where she specialized in strategic grantmaking.

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