Chief Executive, PRS Foundation
Vanessa Reed, Chief executive, PRS Foundation
Vanessa Reed is Chief Executive of the PRS Foundation. Since joining in 2008, Vanessa has repositioned the Foundation as the UK’s most pioneering and effective funder of new music and talent development, significantly increasing resources for the music industry and launching a diverse range of award-winning initiatives which support composers and songwriters of all backgrounds. Recent initiatives initiated by Vanessa include Momentum – the ground-breaking talent development fund for artists working in pop music (in partnership with Arts Council England, PPL and Spotify) and a range of international initiatives including the pioneering Keychange campaign which invests in female talent whilst encouraging music festivals to aim for a 50:50 gender balance by 2022.