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18 February 2019

Richard Dawkins to Join Bauer Media to Accelerate European Radio Growth

Bauer Media has today announced the appointment of Richard Dawkins as Chief Operating Officer across its European Radio division.

As Europe’s leading digital radio and audio business Bauer reaches more than 25 million listeners daily and spans seven countries including the UK, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia. The appointment of a Chief Operating Officer will enable Bauer to accelerate its growth and maximise the potential and performance of its existing operations.

In this newly created role, Richard will work alongside the senior radio management teams to identify new market and commercial opportunities. He will lead the development of Bauer’s European audio businesses, identifying and delivering new growth initiatives across multiple territories.

Richard is currently Chief Operating Officer, BBC Content, which commissions and schedules programmes for BBC iPlayer, BBC One, Two, Three and Four across drama, factual, comedy and entertainment; as well as BBC Sport across TV, radio and online.

Paul Keenan, CEO of Bauer Media UK and European Radio said, “Richard brings a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning media strategy, operations and change management which will be of immense value as we accelerate the growth of Bauer Media, Europe’s leading radio and audio business”.

Richard said: ”It’s a brilliant time to be joining Bauer Media with commercial radio thriving and digital and IP distribution offering new, exciting opportunities for innovation in audio. I’m really looking forward to joining the team and building on Bauer’s leading position across European markets“.

Richard will join Bauer Media in late Spring and will report to Paul Keenan.



For Further information:

Cat Martin

Communications Director, Bauer Media

0207 432 3317/07932 746 363


About Bauer Media UK:

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, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. 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.


About Bauer Media Group:

The Bauer Media Group is one of the world’s most successful media companies. We embrace tradition while still keeping our finger on the pulse. Our people create magazines, digital formats, and radio on four continents. With more than 700 magazines, 400 digital products, and 100+ radio stations, we inform and entertain millions of people every day. Simultaneously, we are shaping tomorrow: with investments in online comparison platforms and other young business models, we are setting the course for a successful future as a global portfolio company.

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