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Warner Music Group Realigns Global Human Resources Team

New Appointments and Responsibilities for Senior HR Executives


Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a reorganization of the companys Human Resources division, including new senior level management appointments. The new structure aligns the existing HR functions with WMGs strategic mission, and will help build a distinctive environment for WMG employees while evolving the companys collective skill-set in an industry in transformation. The announcement was made by Masha Osherova, Executive Vice President, Human Resources for WMG.

Effective immediately, WMG has three expert HR disciplines that will support the organization on a global level: HR Operations, Reward, and Talent Management. At the same time, at the local level, WMG is focusing its HR Generalists on the core task of serving its labels and business units in the pursuit of day-to-day creative and commercial goals.

Masha Osherova said, WMGs extraordinarily talented and entrepreneurial people are the foundation of our strength and integral to our ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving landscape. By developing our strategic HR functions and ensuring they are closely aligned with our business objectives, we will be able to drive real change and develop innovative solutions and opportunities for our people.

To lead this effort, WMG is capitalizing on existing HR strengths and bringing in fresh perspectives through newly established roles and responsibilities across HR Operations, Benefits & Compensation and Talent Management.

Osherova continued, Im thrilled that we have these exceptional and deeply knowledgeable professionals to help take our Human Resources to the next level. Im confident that, together with their teams, they will set WMG apart and enhance our culture of excellence.

Within HR Operations, Nicola Shaw has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Global HR Operations. Based in London and reporting to Osherova, Shaw is responsible for all operational aspects of WMGs HR strategies, including implementing advanced solutions and best-in-class HR processes and systems. Shaw brings a wealth of expertise in delivering powerful HR capabilities and efficiencies from her previous management roles at Macmillan Publishing and EMI. Based in New York and reporting to Shaw, Dawn Mander has been appointed Vice President, HR Information Systems, managing the implementation of global HR platforms such as cloud-based service applications. Mander is a leading expert in HR technology and joins WMG from Avis Budget Group, where she oversaw global HR management systems.

Tracey Tavarez has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, to spearhead WMGs global reward and incentive planning, reporting directly to Osherova. Tavarez is a seasoned HR professional, having held numerous senior level positions in leading global financial institutions, most recently as global head of Investment Banking compensation for Credit Suisse. Based in New York, Tavarezs deep understanding of the global financial sector brings an essential multi-market business perspective to WMGs compensation and benefits functions.

Scott Allender is expanding his responsibilities as Senior Vice President of Talent & Development to oversee all global efforts around people management initiatives, including hiring, retention and training. Allender is based in Nashville and reports to Osherova. Most recently, Allender served as Vice President of Human Resources for Warner/Chappell and Warner Music Nashville. Since joining the company in 1998, Allender has helped establish WMGs reputation for attracting and retaining the best people. Based in London, Jessica Meiklejon is Director, Talent Management, reporting to Allender and expanding her responsibilities to support global initiatives.


With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, East West, Elektra, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, Warner Music Nashville, and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the worlds leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Source: Warner Music Group


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