Leading music manager Scott Mclachlan has been announced as Senior Vice President of A&R at Warner Music Australasia this week. 

Mclachlan, who unearthed and nurtured some of New Zealand's biggest names in Lorde and SOL3 MIO, will split his time between the company's Auckland and Sydney offices, where he will report to President of WMA, Niki Nordström.

"I'm stoked to be joining Niko and the team at Warner Music Australasia," Mclachlan said.

"The global streaming-driven music market creates amazing opportunities to break great artists from Australia and New Zealand around the world and that’s something I'm committed to doing over the coming years."

Nordström added, "Scott's a legend in the music industry and he brings local knowledge and global experience to this pivotal role.

"He has a true affinity with artists and always puts their needs first. That’s how he’s been able to generate such amazing results over the years. We’re delighted that he’s joined the Warner Music team."

Originally from the UK, Mclachlan has spent 20 years in the music industry and previously worked Universal Music New Zealand, before concentrating full-time on Saiko Management in 2013.

In 2009, Mclachlan discovered Lorde and signed her on a development deal at the age of 13.

He continues to represent NZ acts such as Balu Brigada, LEISURE and Thomston, Australian acts E^ST and Glades and The Aces in the US.