Capitol Music Group (CMG) has appointed of Geoff Harris as Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to CMG Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett and Universal Music Group EVP/CFO Boyd Muir, Harris will serve as a senior member of the companyís management team and oversee all financial strategy and functions for the Group and each of its divisions. Harris will be relocating from London, and will be based in Hollywood, in the companyís iconic Capitol Tower.
According to Barnett, "Geoff brings to CMG a wealth of experience in the financial sector of our business, as well as the skill-set of an artist manager and a real passion for music. Having held a CFO position at the UK company for 12 years and highly respected within Universal and throughout the industry, Geoff is eminently qualified to be our CFO. On behalf of everyone at CMG, I welcome him to the company, and extend our best wishes and appreciation to his family for making the move to Hollywood."
Muir commented, "Geoff is that rare financial professional who is at ease within the creative environment, and who throughout his tenure at our UK company has demonstrated time and time again that he can walk that fine line between creativity and commercialism."
Harris said, "Having been with Universal Music for many years, the opportunity to join Steve and his team in shaping CMGís future is one that excites me, both professionally and personally. I thank Steve and Boyd for welcoming me to the U.S. and Iím thrilled to get started."
Prior to this appointment, Harris served for the past three years as CFO, UK Labels, for Universal Music in London, overseeing the financial affairs of the Polydor, Island, Virgin EMI, Fiction, Capitol and Decca labels. Previously, he served for 12 years as SVP, Financial & Commercial Affairs for Polydor Records.