Wed, 11 Aug 2021 11:12:52 GMT
Global, the Media & Entertainment group, today (Wednesday, 11th August) announced Chris Forrester will be joining the company as its new director of commercial outdoor.
Chris has over 25 years of experience, most recently as chief revenue officer at The Telegraph Group, and prior to that at both Spotify and Primesight in senior executive positions. He’ll join Global in September 2021 and will replace Ollie Deane who will be leaving Global in March 2022. Chris will work alongside Katie Bowden, director of commercial audio, with both reporting to chief commercial officer, Mike Gordon.
Mike Gordon, Global’s chief commercial officer, said: “Chris is a great addition to the Global family given his knowledge and experience encompassing outdoor, audio and publishing, and will really help us deliver the next phase of growth for our Outdoor business. Ollie, who is stepping down in the spring after 10 very successful years with us, has done a fantastic job integrating the business and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”
Chris Forrester added: “Global has proved to be an innovative and pioneering company in the entertainment space and I’m looking forward to leading the Global Outdoor business to the same heights. This is an exciting time to be joining as Global looks to realise the full potential of Outdoor and capitalise on its scale, technological capabilities and unique place in the market.”
Global is one of the leading Outdoor companies in both the UK and Europe with an extensive portfolio that combines roadside posters, premium digital screens in prime locations as well as Transport for London’s estate and it is the largest airport media owner in the UK. Global combines its radio and digital brands with outdoor and its pioneering digital advertising platform, DAX, for brands, agencies and advertisers to easily reach audiences at scale.