News 1 July 2021

ARIA and PPCA appoint new Marketing and Communications Manager

The appointment is effective 27 July.

ARIA and PPCA appoint new Marketing and Communications Manager

The peak Australian music bodies ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) and PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) are pleased to announce Tessa Kerans has been appointed Marketing and Communications Manager, effective 27 July.

Reporting to ARIA and PPCA Chief Executive Officer Annabelle Herd, Tessa will be responsible for developing and leading marketing and communications strategies for both organisations, covering owned, earned and paid media. 

She will also work closely with ARIA and PPCA’s executive team and its key brand and commercial partners, and on key events including the ARIA Awards and ARIA Week.

Tessa joins ARIA and PPCA from Six Boroughs, a leading Australian music promotion, public relations and management company, where she worked for close to five years, most recently in the role of Senior Media Manager. 

Annabelle said: “Tessa’s passion for Australian music and her experience across strategy development, project management, marketing, promotion, publicity and artist PR services make her the perfect fit for the ARIA and PPCA team. 

“It’s an exciting time at ARIA and PPCA, with lots of great opportunities to promote the success and value of the Australian music industry and Australian recording artists, and I can’t wait for Tessa to get started.”

Tessa said: “I am incredibly excited to join the team at ARIA and PPCA, particularly now at this moment of change within our industry. I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside such a passionate and dynamic team and be part of organisations as important as ARIA and PPCA.”