IMG Artists is pleased to announce that Lorna Aizlewood has been named Managing Director – Europe and General Counsel. She will oversee the strategic, operational and legal functions of IMGA’s artist management, touring and consulting businesses in Europe and the Middle East.
Lorna joins IMG Artists with over twenty years’ experience in entertainment law, business affairs and music production. She is currently the President and Owner of Lorna Aizlewood Limited, a boutique firm which specialises in legal, business affairs and rights consultancy for media, entertainment and intellectual property businesses. Previously she was the Global Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs for EMI/Virgin Classics. Lorna has also served as a Partner in private practice and held senior roles at BBC Worldwide Limited and Universal Music Group.
Ms Aizlewood says, "I am honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to work with the outstanding artists and clients at IMG Artists. I look forward to the challenge the excellent team and I have in shaping the European and Middle Eastern business to ensure IMGA continues to be the first choice for clients in terms of both service and new business opportunities."
Jerry Inzerillo, President and CEO of IMG Artists, says, “In our current global restructuring of IMGA, our primary focus is to diversify the opportunities for our artists and their futures. Lorna’s considerable expertise across the entertainment industry will add great value to our artists and company. She is as widely praised for her entrepreneurial forward thinking strategies and organisational skills as she is for her legal expertise.”
Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia says, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Lorna again - her enthusiasm and professionalism were very much respected at EMI and I am sure she will bring the same to IMGA and be a wonderful resource for all of IMG Artists’ clients."
Ms Aizlewood, who will be based in London and report to Mr Inzerillo, begins her new role on 1st July, 2013.
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