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20 July 2022

Bauer Media Audio appoints People and Culture Director and General Counsel for Bauer Media Audio & Publishing UK

Bauer Media Audio has today appointed a People and Culture Director, and General Counsel for Bauer Media Audio & Publishing UK.

Christiane Freund will be responsible for the People and Culture Strategy for Bauer Media Audio across Europe. She will lead the Audio HR team in each of Bauer Media Audio’s nine territories and partner with the business to support its ambition to become a global audio pioneer.

Christiane joins Bauer Media Audio from LVMH Group where she oversaw the transformation of the business across the EMEA regions. She also implemented global projects including the delivery of learning and development, enhanced performance management review processes and diversity and inclusion programmes. Previously she worked at RTL Group in Luxembourg as Vice President of Human Resources. 

Adrian Goss, General Counsel, Bauer Media Audio & Publishing UK will be responsible for the strategic direction and the centre of excellence for legal in Bauer Media Audio’s operations across its markets, as well as providing counsel on the issues that impact the business. He will lead the Audio legal team across Europe, as well as providing services to both Bauer Media Audio and Bauer Media Publishing in the UK. 

Adrian joins the business from Are Media in Sydney, Australia’s largest magazine and digital publisher – which Bauer sold its publishing interests to, with Adrian working for the business under Bauer ownership.  Adrian was previously legal counsel for listed Australian film and television production and distribution company, Beyond International and, prior to that, worked in law firms in Australia and the United States. He brings to the business significant regulatory, advocacy and compliance experience. He also maintains expertise in delivering training programs in relation to competition, consumer, privacy and defamation law issues.

Speaking about the appointments, Richard Dawkins, President of Audio commented “Christiane and Adrian bring a wealth of experience and excellence to the audio business, combined with the passion that will support the transformation of our business to be a global audio pioneer”.

This follows the appointment of Tina Sany-Davies into a new group corporate governance function as Chief Compliance Officer and Group Deputy General Counsel and Sarah Barnes as VP, People and Culture Development Bauer Media Group.

Christiane joins the business on 1st September and Adrian joins the business on the 1st of August.


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About Bauer Media Audio
Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading commercial radio broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over 61 million listeners weekly through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 9 countries – the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, Bauer Media Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100, RMF, Radio Comercial, M80 and Smooth FM.

About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-saving services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 16,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.   

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