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Friday, 14 June 2013

Queen honours CLA's Kevin Fitzgerald

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Chief Executive Kevin Fitzgerald has today been appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Kevin been honoured for his services to British economic interests, in particular, the promotion of intellectual property internationally and the welfare of British nationals imprisoned abroad.

Under Kevin's leadership the CLA - now in its 30th year - has worked closely with the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) towards developing a robust international copyright system that supports creators and publishers and underpins the UK creative industries. The UK creative industries bring major benefits to the British economy, generating £70,000 every minute, employing 1.5 million people and promoting British culture overseas.

In addition to his position as Chief Executive at CLA, Kevin chairs Prisoners Abroad, a humanitarian charity which provides non-judgmental care for British citizens imprisoned overseas.

Well done, Kevin!

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