Kevin Fitzgerald CMG has been working in the UN World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva since 2015 and is Director of the Copyright Infrastructure Division. He was previously Chief Executive of the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency from 2007 to 2014 and Chair of the European Union Group for Reproduction Rights Organisations from 2008 to 2015.

He was previously an Independent Member of the Public Diplomacy Partners Group at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a number of years. Kevin was also a Non-Executive Director of the East of England Tourist Board in 2006 and Chair of the Awards for Excellence in that region in 2007. Before 2006 Kevin's career was mostly in publishing and communications. His various posts included being Managing Director of Rough Guides and running the Better World campaign for DFID (the Department for International Development).

In his spare time Kevin helps to support a village in India which is developing its economic infrastructure. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and occasionally squeezes in some travel writing. He became in Trustee of Prisoners Abroad in 2008 and took on the role of Chair in 2009 until 2014 when he became Immediate Past Chair.

In 2013 Kevin was awarded a CMG for “services to British economic interests, particularly the promotion of intellectual property internationally and the welfare of British nationals in prison abroad”.