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RadioCentre confirms new boss

By | Published on Friday 31 January 2014

Siobhan Kenny

The commercial radio sector’s trade body RadioCentre has a new CEO, following the departure of Andrew Harrison last September. Taking the reins on 31 Mar will be former civil servant and most recently communications chief at HarperCollins UK, Siobhan Kenny.

Confirming the appointment, Stephen Miron of Global Radio, one of the companies RadioCentre represents, told CMU: “To attract someone of Siobhan’s calibre to the commercial radio sector is testament to the current strength of the industry. Siobhan brings a whole new perspective from a strong leadership background in politics, media and communications which will prove invaluable as we look to build and evolve the sector over the next few years connecting our distinctive brands with existing and new audiences”.

Meanwhile Dee Ford of Bauer Radio added: “We found in Siobhan someone with a passion for radio which matched our own. It’s her job now to bang the drum for commercial radio – so I’m pretty sure everyone will be hearing a lot more about us in the future”.

Kenny herself said: “If I could have designed my perfect job, it would have looked a lot like being CEO of RadioCentre. Radio is a terrific, thriving sector and consumers tend to have a very strong emotional connection with their favourite stations. There will inevitably be challenges, which means there is plenty to do. I have been more than impressed with the energy and enthusiasm of the leaders in this industry and I can’t wait to get started”.