Ken Cooper has been elevated to the newly created post of vice chair for Warner Music Intl., reporting to chairman-CEO Stephen Shrimpton.
A 24-year veteran of WMI, Cooper was most recently WMI’s exec VP-chief financial officer and will retain responsibility for the Warner Music Manufacturing Europe facility in Alsdorf, Germany.
Concurrently, WMI upped Brian Porritt from VP-controller of finance to senior VP-CFO. Porritt, a 13-year company vet, will assume Cooper’s prior responsibilities for the financial, accounts and info tech divisions. He also will report directly to Shrimpton.