Fitzgerald recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Fitzgerald recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Copyright Licensing Agency chief executive Kevin Fitzgerald has been appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Fitzgerald was recognised for his services to British economic interests, in particular the promotion of intellectual property internationally. He was also recognised for his work for the welfare of British nationals imprisoned abroad, as chairman of the charity Prisoners Abroad.

CLA chairman Tom Bradley said: "Kevin Fitzgerald has made an enormous contribution to the effective operation of CLA and the work it does on behalf of creators and publishers in the UK and overseas. He has forged important industry partnerships and is active in developing better standards to create an international environment where copyright is strong and creativity is protected. I am very pleased to see that his achievements have been honoured in this way."

Fitzgerald said he was "naturally delighted" by the honour, adding: "In both my business life and voluntary work I have always been grateful for the support and expertise of the people I have worked with and so this honour recognises their work too."