PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla receives OBE

PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla was yesterday honoured with an OBE for service to the British Music Industry. Princess Anne presented Fran with the medal at the presentation.

"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."

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.