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Sony/ATV promotes Tom Kelly to Global Chief Financial Officer

Tom Kelly has been promoted to global Chief Financial Officer at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, it was announced today by Chairman and CEO Jon Platt. 

At the same time Elicia Felix-Hughey has joined the company in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. 

These are the first senior executive moves made by Jon Platt since he became Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO on April 1 as he starts to shape the company’s leadership team. 

Both Kelly and Felix-Hughey will report directly to him and will be based in the company’s head office in New York. 

As CFO Kelly will oversee all aspects of Sony/ATV’s worldwide financial operations, including reporting, accounting, compliance, budget, administration and corporate strategy. Global royalties and IT will report to him. 

Jon Platt said: “I cannot overstate how happy I am that Tom has partnered with me as one of the senior leaders of this company. The moment I knew I was joining Sony/ATV I recognized that Tom was the right person for this incredibly important role and I have no doubt that he will be a fantastic CFO for us. Tom is a forward thinker with nearly three decades of top-level experience in the industry and his financial knowledge will be an invaluable asset in helping to grow our business.” 

Tom Kelly said: “I am honored to be working with Jon again and am grateful for the confidence that he has placed in me with this promotion. We have a long and great history going back nearly 25 years when we were both at EMI, so it is fantastic that we have now been reunited at Sony/ATV. I am also blessed with having an exceptionally talented team working with me and I know that together we can meet all the challenges of this exciting new era for the company.” 

Kelly started his career in the music industry at EMI Music Publishing, which he joined in 1991 after working in public accounting at Ernst & Young. At EMI he held a number of senior positions, including SVP of Finance for North America, EVP of Worldwide Finance and CFO, a role he took up in 2008. When EMI Music Publishing became part of Sony/ATV in 2012 he was appointed EVP, Finance & Administration. 

As SVP, Global Human Resources, Felix-Hughey will be responsible for all of the company’s HR operations across its network of 38 offices in 24 countries. 

Jon Platt said: “Elicia is an experienced and successful HR leader who has a real gift for balancing the critical needs of the business, with the needs of those who work for the company. She has a human touch that people naturally gravitate towards and is the perfect person to lead the transition of the company.” 

Elicia Felix-Hughey said: “I’m both honored and excited to join such an impressive group of employees and songwriters. I look forward to this amazing opportunity to partner with Jon to drive positive cultural change and to create an innovative, yet impactful people strategy that will benefit our employees and continue to advance our business.” 

Felix-Hughey joins Sony/ATV with an extensive background in HR, including most recently working at Octave Group, the parent company of TouchTunes, as Vice President of Global Human Resources. Prior to TouchTunes she was Director, Human Resources at the Harry Fox Agency and spent more than seven years at EMI Music Publishing where she rose to the role of VP, Human Resources.

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