Andy Heath has over 40 years experience in the music industry. He is on the board of Beggars Group (Since 1989), one of Europe’s leading and significant independent music companies, and is currently Chairman of Beggars Music the group’s publishing division. He is a profound believer in a long-term approach to talent development.
Andy has serviced on the Council of the Music Publishers Association since 1989 (President from 1993 – 1997) and was instrumental in setting up the Music Alliance (now PRS for Music), the operational merge of the Performing Right Society and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society.
In January 2008 he was appointed Chairman of British Music Rights, which he co-founded in 1997.
In October 2008, he became Chairman of UK Music representing for the first time the whole of Britain’s commercial music industry.
In 2009, Andy was awarded an MBE for services to music publishing.