Denis Handlin has exited from Sony Music Australia, the company he has guided since 1984.
Born and raised in Brisbane, and based in Sydney for most of his professional career, Handlin leaves Sony Music as the longest-serving executive within the company’s global ranks, clocking up more than 51 years with the business.
Handlin departs with immediate effect, and an announcement is expected to be made shortly on the new hierarchy at the Australasian affiliate.
The bombshell news dropped Monday morning (June 21) Australia time, closely following another report published in the national press that exposes inappropriate behavior at the music major’s subsidiary.
As previously reported, The Sydney Morning Herald has detailed allegations of discrimination, bullying and harassment within Sony Music Australia. Earlier in the year, the music giant terminated a veteran executive after an probe found he had engaged in misconduct with staff, details of which were documented by the SMH.
As reported on the weekend, Sony Music has engaged an Australia-based external counsel to handle ongoing investigations.