News February 6, 2019

Spotify Australia MD Jane Huxley relocating to London

Spotify Australia MD Jane Huxley relocating to London

Jane Huxley, managing director of Spotify Australia & NZ is relocating to London in the coming weeks.

She has been promoted to managing director for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

She will report to global head of markets, Cecilia Qvist.

Huxley joined Spotify from rival streaming service Pandora, running its Australian and New Zealand operations from November 2012 as the first territories outside the US.

She helped build Pandora’s ANZ subscriber list to 5 million.

She left in April 2017, three months before it closed its ANZ doors to focus on the US.

Huxley joined Spotify that August, again building up its profile with an estimated subscriber number of 8 million.

Among her most recent local Spotify initiatives were the Sound Up Bootcamp Australia where ten aspiring First Nations podcasters were given training in podcast creation, story development and understanding their audience.

She also fought to stop the Australian music industry from getting local content quotas imposed on streaming services.

A replacement for the ANZ region has not been announced.

Huxley takes on the top job as Deezer announces Tarek Mounir as its new CEO for MENA and the Turkish region.

Mounir has been eight years in the region, growing the business of international broadcast media company Turner in MENA, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.

Deezer launched in MENA last October and is about to open an office in Dubai as its regional hub.

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