PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla receives OBE in New Years Honours list

PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla was honoured with an OBE in the New Years Honours list for service to the British Music Industry.

He joined PPL in 2000 as Chairman and CEO and stepped down as CEO on January 1 2012. Prior to his joining the company Fran spent 23 years at Warner Music UK, whom he joined in 1977 having previously been a professional musician.

"I am thrilled about this honour which makes me feel very proud," said Fran (pictured right). "I consider it a great privilege that my adopted country, the United Kingdom, has given me recognition for achievements over the years in an industry that contributes a great deal and in so many ways."