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Tim Bennett-Hart to be new CEO of RSL Awards exam board

Bennett-Hart has successfully led the organisation's Academic department since May 2018

Before his appointment to the top job at the global examinations board, RSL CEO Tim Bennett-Hart oversaw the launch of new qualifications, brands and technologies within the organisation.

He succeeds Suzanne Harlow who has now left RSL to pursue other interests. Harlow will continue in her role as a non-executive director of the Music Industries Association, representing the interests of UK businesses within the Music Industry.

Bennett-Hart has a broad interest in the arts and education as a trustee for the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre and as a governor at a local secondary school. Within his academic career, he has held senior posts at the University of Sussex, University of Brighton, and the Academy of Contemporary Music. As musician and composer, he has released successful records in the UK and internationally, working extensively in both popular music and composition for TV and Media.

RSL Awards Founder Norton York said, ‘Tim’s long history of leadership, coupled with his sound experience in the education sector makes him an ideal person for this role and I am confident that under Tim’s leadership, RSL Awards’ success and impact in achieving our mission and vision will continue to benefit all RSL stakeholders for years to come.

‘We would like to thank Suzanne Harlow for her leadership, commitment and the contribution she has made to RSL Awards during her tenure.’

Tim Bennett-Hart said, ‘I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time. The needs of students, teachers, regulators, and other stakeholders are changing rapidly and I look forward to working with a great team and continuing to advance our innovation, building on our strong track record, delivering further growth and guiding the future of RSL Award.

‘I would like to thank my predecessor, Suzanne Harlow for helping to create such a vibrant and interesting place to work.’