Bauer Media has appointed Adrian Poole as Chief Information Officer (CIO). This role will see him bring vast experience, combined with leadership skills, vision and operational capability to oversee Bauer’s entire technology deployment across the business; an entertainment network of iconic, multi-platform brands.

 

Adrian, currently Director of IT and Business Systems at the BBC is responsible for the pan BBC enterprise systems, including systems for HR, finance and support systems as well as a broad range of technology including infrastructure, data centres, networking, virtualisation & hosting, as well as applications across BBC’s divisions (Radio, News, TV, Sport and Nations).

 

Paul Keenan, CEO of Bauer Media UK and Nordics says, “Adrian has vast experience which is directly applicable to Bauer and has demonstrated in multiple roles and projects that he has the leadership skills, vision and operational capability to advantage Bauer’s whole business through its technology deployment. I am looking forward to him joining us where he will find a highly talented, passionate and committed team of IT professionals. Under Alan’s diligent leadership we built robust and reliable technology and for that we are hugely appreciative”.

 

Adrian Poole says, “I am really looking forward to joining Bauer Media, it’s a real privilege to join this organisation and to lead such a talented technology team. I am keen to engage with all areas of the business, to ensure that we maintain technology’s alignment with corporate strategy and ensure we continue to deliver value and innovation for consumers, audiences and colleagues alike.”

 

Adrian joins Bauer early in the New Year and succeeds Alan Alderson, who is leaving Bauer Media to become a technology consultant.  

 

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For further information, please contact:

Cat Martin

Bauer Communications Director

E: cat.martin@bauermedia.co.uk

T: 0207 432 3317 M : 07932 746363

 

About Bauer Media:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

 

 

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