Radio 1 boss to chair Radio Academy

By | Published on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Ben Cooper

Radio industry trade group the Radio Academy has announced that Radio 1 boss Ben Cooper will be its next Chairman, taking over from Global Radio chief Ashley Tabor. The Chairman job at the Academy comes up for renewal every two years.

Confirming Cooper’s appointment to the job, the Academy’s Acting General Manager Mandy O’Connor told reporters: “We’re delighted that Ben Cooper has been appointed Chair of The Radio Academy and we look forward to working with him over his tenure. The Academy would also like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Ashley Tabor for his leadership and passion over the past two years. He leaves the Academy in a much stronger position than ever before”.

Ben Cooper added: “I am delighted to be leading The Radio Academy – it is the only place where the whole of the UK radio industry comes together to celebrate and champion the medium we love”.