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Siobhan has a communications background in politics and content businesses. Most recently she was Group Communications Director at HarperCollins UK and International, during a time of unprecedented digital change in the publishing industry. In Government, Siobhan was Director of Strategy and Communications at DCMS, initiating the London Olympic Bid and the BBC Charter Renewal process. She also worked in the Prime Minister’s Office for John Major and Tony Blair.
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Founder and Executive President, Global GroupRead more
Ashley Tabor is the youngest radio owner in Europe. Recently listed in Media Guardian’s Most Influential Top 100 for the second year in a row he has driven the biggest consolidation and upgrade in the history of the UK commercial radio industry. Ashley Tabor’s vision for Global Radio began in 2007 when he, and legendary radio programmer Richard Park, successfully acquired Chrysalis Radio, owners of Heart, Galaxy and LBC.
In 2008, having lured former ITV CEO Charles Allen to join the company as Chairman, Global acquired the largest radio group in the country-‐GCap plc, owners of Classic FM, Capital FM, XFM, Gold and Choice FM.
Chairman, KM Media GroupRead more
Geraldine Allinson has worked in the Local Media industry for nearly 30 years.
In 2006 she became Chairman of the KM Media Group which operates radio stations, newspapers and online platforms to provide the people and organisations of Kent with news, information, entertainment and media services.
Geraldine has also been President of the Newspaper Society (2011-2012) and is currently a Non-Executive Director of the PA Group (parent company of the Press Association).
She is a Trustee of the Canterbury Festival, The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, the Kent Board of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and Patron of the Canterbury and District Recorder. She is also a Governor of the Leigh Academy in Dartford, an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christchurch University (2012) and an Honorary Graduate of the University of Kent (2014).
CEO, Lincs FMRead more
Michael Betton is Chief Executive of Lincs FM Group. He is also Chairman of the Commercial Radio Pension Trustees Limited as well as a director of Radiocentre. Michael started his radio career with Radio Orwell in Ipswich. He moved to be the launch programme controller of Ocean Sound in 1986 becoming managing director in 1990.
He set up Lincs FM in 1991 to apply for the newly advertised Lincoln licence, which was to be the first competitively awarded licence by the Radio Authority. Since then the Lincs FM Group has grown, holding eleven licences throughout Lincolnshire, the Midlands and Yorkshire. Michael is also Chair of the Radiocentre Public Affairs Sub-Committee.
CEO, Global RadioRead more
Stephen Miron joined the Global Group in 2008. As part of the senior management team he has helped lead the company to become the largest, and arguably the most successful, commercial radio group in Europe.
Over 20 million people now tune in to a global radio station every week. Alongside Global Founder & Executive President, Ashley Tabor and Director of Broadcasting and Group Executive Director, Richard Park, Miron has implemented Global’s “national networks delivered locally” and rolled out the Heart brand across 33 of its local stations. This was followed in January 2011 with the launch of Capital as a national network, creating the UK’s largest commercial hit music station.
Kip is a founder of the Communications Chambers, a group of senior communications industry professionals, providing public policy and strategic advice to the industry. He is also a Senior Adviser to Everything Everywhere. He became Chairman of Radiocentre in July 2014, having previously held a Board position as non-Executive Director. He was appointed ‘Independent Spectrum Broker’ by the UK government in February 2009 with the objective of facilitating the highly contentious ‘refarming’ process, associated with the 900 MHz spectrum band. Between 2003 and 2007, Kip was a Board member of Ofcom where he held a variety of responsibilities, including chairing the European Regulators Group. Kip led the negotiations with British Telecom (BT) that lead to the establishment of Openreach, the functionally-separated division of BT.
Group Managing Director Radio, Bauer MediaRead more
Dee Ford is Group Managing Director Radio, Bauer Media. Running a thriving, multi-platform portfolio of 42 commercial local, national and digital stations, Bauer owns the number one commercial stations in all 21 markets they serve across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. (RAJAR Q2 2011).
With a 25% share of all commercial listening, more than 13.8 million people every week trust Bauer to deliver the music and entertainment that they are passionate about, on any platform they choose.
CEO of Communicorp UKRead more
Mark Lee is CEO of Communicorp UK. He was previously CEO of Real and Smooth Ltd. following Global Radio’s acquisition of GMG Radio. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Global Radio regional stations and has over twenty years’ experience in commercial radio.
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Chairman, CeladorRead more
Paul Smith is the founder of Celador Entertainment, an award winning multimedia company which has produced film, theatre and radio since 1981. Paul has worked in all types of production since he first joined the BBC in 1966; most recently adding the radio sector to his wealth of experience by acquiring a cluster of local stations in south-west England under the Celador Radio banner.
Paul was behind bringing Emmy and BAFTA award winning Who Wants to be a Millionaire? to the screens of over 100 countries throughout the world. The spin-off film Slumdog Millionaire, produced by Celador Films, is one of the most critically acclaimed British films of all time, winning 7 BAFTAs, 4 Golden Globes and 8 Oscars. In 2012 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.
Consultant, Content and External Affairs Director, Bauer MediaRead more
Travis has wide ranging international board level media executive experience, which has included the BBC, RTL Group, and FTSE 100 Company EMAP. He has over 10 years media related private equity and media investment experience in Europe, Turkey and the UK, including acquisition and exit of both private and public companies, and work with Advent International and 3i.
Travis is an Advisor to Turkish Private Equity firm Actera, a Spanish TV and Radio Group and Ariadne Capital in the UK. He is the Consultant, Content and External Affairs Director for Bauer Radio in the UK.