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Dominic McGonigal


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Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative industries executive with 30 years of experience in the sector, over half of that time at Board and director level. He is Chair of C8 Associates, the consultancy specialising in optimising profitability for creative businesses. C8 works with clients on revenue growth, the regulatory environment and shaping organisations for the online world. Dominic is Chair of JiveBird, CICI and JazzUK and a non-executive trustee director of Nacro and has specialist knowledge of content monetisation, copyright, digital transformation, public affairs, business strategy and leadership.


Dominic was previously a director at PPL, covering a number of roles in business strategy, change management, government relations, customer service and operations. He played a key role in setting up the international service, laying the foundations for the performer merger, getting music licensing exceptions removed and steering the Copyright Term Directive through the EU. He was also Vice Chairman of the Broadband Stakeholder Group (chairing its Operations Board), Chairman of the Creative Coalition Steering Board, a founding member of CBI IP Committee and a member of UK Music Board.


Before joining PPL, Dominic was Membership & Media Director at the MCPS-PRS Alliance and while there, he was seconded on behalf of the music industry to the UK Government as Music Industry Adviser to Culture Secretary Chris Smith when he authored the first new technology report on a sector, Consumers Call The Tune. He has also managed events, set up an opera company, held marketing roles and founded a jazz festival.


A musician by training, including singing in King’s College Chapel Choir, Dominic has an enviable track record developing and leading high performing organisations, in the private and public sector. His strong general management capabilities include inspiring change and driving productivity improvements, growing international business, licensing, negotiation, marketing, communication, lobbying, copyright, customer service and he remains one of the few who has successfully steered a Directive through the EU.

"Artists and creative businesses deserve to be successful. I am lucky enough to work with people who make that happen and love doing it."

- Dominic McGonigal


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