Bauer Media has appointed Paul Keenan President of Audio at Bauer Media Group, and Rob Munro-Hall as Co-Head of Bauer Media Group’s global publishing business and CEO of the UK Publishing Business.
Paul Keenan will lead Bauer’s Audio Business, with its market leading broadcast radio, webcasting and podcasts, reaching over twenty-five million listeners daily, further developing it with a focus on digital transformation worldwide. In this role, Paul will continue to report to Veit Dengler who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Bauer Media Group.
Bauer has established a new leadership team for its worldwide publishing operation, comprising of Rob Munro-Hall, Sven Dams, Stefanie Hauer and a Chief Financial Officer, who will be appointed in due course. Within this newly created role, Rob‘s focus will be on enhancing Bauer’s leadership position as well as shaping a successful publishing business for the future across the UK, Australia and New Zealand, USA, Poland, France and Russia. Rob will report to Veit Dengler.
Commenting on the appointments, Veit Dengler, Chief Operating Officer said, "Paul and Rob bring a wealth of experience to these newly created roles. These appointments reflect Bauer’s commitment to both new and established formats and our aims in audio for maximum growth in this sector throughout the Group’s markets and beyond."
Paul Keenan, President of Audio, Bauer Media Group said, "Radio and audio are in great health, enjoying the power of a sound boom and this is an exciting time to be leading a new wave of further transformation".
Rob Munro-Hall, Co-Lead of Bauer Publishing World-Wide commented, "Our focus is on identifying potential to enhance our position and to shape a successful future for Bauer publishing".
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Cat Martin - Communications Director, Bauer Media
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Notes to Editors
Paul’s career spans journalism, publishing and broadcasting. He has been with the Bauer Media Group since 2008 and prior to this role headed up the UK publishing and radio businesses. During this time he has lead numerous creative audio innovation and digital projects such as Instream+ and the development of voice-activated technology. He also lead the acquisitions of Absolute Radio, SBS Discovery and Radio Nova.
Rob’s careers spans editorial roles across both magazines and national newspapers, as well as a number of publishing roles and as Managing Director of EMAP Australia. He joined Bauer Media in 2007 and since 2016 he has led Bauer Media’s united UK magazine business across Bauer Media UK and H Bauer.
In the UK, Bauer operates the biggest consumer publishing portfolio of some of the UK’s best-loved magazine brands including heat, Grazia, Empire, Parkers, TV Choice, CAR, Garden News and Take a Break.
In audio, Bauer operates Europe’s leading digital broadcasting business with a portfolio of world-class brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Magic, Radio Norge, RMF, Hits Radio Network and Absolute Radio the business spans the UK, Poland, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway and includes a highly developed podcasting business in Sweden.
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.