CV

I live in Swanwick in Derbyshire, close to the M1. I’m married and have two adult daughters.

Who Am I?

During my 33+ years of professional radio experience I have been exposed to most situations – from developing and managing large, high performing talent, finding and bringing in fresh new talent, whilst also navigating through changes in structure, management and systems. I have been at the centre of programme strategy development at both a group and local level, working on budgets, group operations and reporting systems. Rajar and compliance are two components I am an expert on, often being the source of guidance for colleagues.

Skills

  • Coaching
  • Content Development
  • Music Programming
  • Teaching and training
  • Management of large teams
  • Research Analysis
  • Network Operations
  • Mental Health First Aider

Experience

Regional Managing Editor, Midlands & West region. Global.(April 2019-August 2020)
Responsible for on air output, branding, coaching, and development of stations in Nottingham, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Bristol, & Cardiff. Liaising with Managing Editor, Regions & Head of Broadcasting.

Regional Group Programme Director, Smooth Radio Network. Global (Feb 2016 – April 2019)
Responsible for all on air output, of regional outputs and Smooth Network. Liaising with Managing Editor, Smooth & Classic FM.

Group Programme Director, Smooth Radio Network. Global (Nov 2013 – Feb 2016)
Responsible for launch, all on air output, branding, coaching, and development. Liaising with Group Head Of Broadcasting. Responsible for Programme budgets and planning and for output of network stations around the UK.

Managing Editor, Capital East Midlands Global (Jan 2011 – April 2019)
Responsible for all on air output, branding, coaching, and development. Liaising with Group Programme Director and Local Managing Director/Head Of Sales. Responsible for Programme budgets and planning.

Other relevant experience

  • December 2007- Dec 2010 Global Radio. Programme Director, Trent FM.
  • June 2008- Dec 2010 Global Radio. Programme Director, Hit Music Network.
  • August 2005- December 2007 GWR Group/GCap Media plc. Programme Director, 11-18 stations in The One Network.
  • July 2003- July 2007 GWR Group/GCap Media plc. Programme Director of PC School, PC Fast Track and PC Masterclass.
  • April 1997- August 2005 Programme Controller Trent FM.
  • March 1995- April 1997 Programme Controller, Ram FM (and Breakfast/ Afternoon presenter until 1996)

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