Nacro Trustee since 2015
Dominic is an entrepreneur, director and composer, with over 30 years of experience in the creative industries, as a board director, executive, founder and creative. He is Chair of C8 Associates, the consultancy specialising in creative businesses, as well as Chair of JiveBird (digital greetings and gifts), CICI and DashboardFX and a non-executive trustee director of Nacro.
He was previously a director at PPL, covering a number of roles in business strategy, change management, government relations, customer service and operations. He negotiated the first international agreements to bring in tens of millions of pounds in royalties, negotiated the performer merger, succeeded in getting music licensing exceptions removed and secured an additional 20 years of copyright royalties for musicians and record companies. 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 a 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. 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 which is still running. He is also a ski race coach.
As a composer, Dominic has been commissioned by some of the top performing ensembles in the UK. His creative work complements his work as an entrepreneur, growing creative businesses and improving the economic environment for creative success.