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Sony Music U.K.’s Nicola Tuer, COO since 2014, will be leaving the company at the end of September. Her departure concludes a 28-year tenure at Sony.

"Nicola is a ground-breaking leader and has been a huge part of the Sony Music U.K. family for nearly 30 years and, as our COO since 2014, she is one of the most senior women in the U.K. industry,” Jason Iley, CEO and chairman of Sony Music U.K. & Ireland, said.

"Nicola lives and breathes Sony Music and she has, time and again, gone above and beyond to ensure not only that Sony succeeds, but more importantly, that our artists succeed. Nicola’s can-do attitude, commercial savvy and commitment always marked her out as someone special—she has been a wonderful colleague and friend to so many people in the industry and we will miss her greatly.”

Tuer joined the label’s sales department in 1995 and worked her way up, being promoted to SVP of sales after the merger of Sony and BMG in 2005.

Later, as EVP of the whole company, her remit expanded to cover catalog, sync, licensing and Sony Music Ireland. She was named chief operating officer for the U.K. label after the departure of Nick Gatfield in 2014.

In her most recent role, Tuer has been overseeing Sony’s Commercial Group as well as the label’s strategic partnerships with digital service providers, sales and its operations in Ireland.