Global Radio chief appointed Radio Academy chair

By | Published on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Radio Academy

Well, some smaller operators in the commercial radio sector might say that Global Radio chief Ashley Tabor already pretty much dominates their main trade body RadioCentre, so he might as well control the radio industry’s other trade organisation too.

The boss of the UK’s biggest radio firm has been named as the new Chairman for the Radio Academy, the organisation that organises the annual Sony Awards and Radio Festival, and offers a range of professional development opportunities for radio types from both the BBC and the commercial sector.

Tabor takes over from outgoing Chair, BBC Radio’s Bob Shennan. The BBC will still be represented in the body, though, with 5Live Controller Adrian Van Klaveren appointed Deputy Chair, and BBC Radio execs Ben Cooper and Chris Burns both appointed trustees.

Confirming the new board appointments, the Academy’s CEO, John Myers, told reporters: “I am delighted to welcome Ashley to the chairmanship of The Academy. He is part of the new phase of our industry and I’m sure his passion and enthusiasm will have a big impact”.