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NABS Appoints New President


Global Radio CEO, Stephan Miron, takes role

NABS Appoints New President

Last night at the NABS President’s Drinks, Stephen Miron, Group CEO of Global Radio was named as the charity’s new president.

The appointment of Miron as president follows a hugely successful year for NABS as the charity celebrated 100 years of supporting the advertising and media industry with a range of high profile initiatives and the most successful Big Bash party to-date.

Also on the night, Marc Mendoza, ex-chairman of Havas Media and Jane Ratcliffe, chairman of Mediacom were presented with the Ron Miller Award, named after the former NABS chairman, which recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals to the charity. Eminent past winners of the award include: Nick Theakstone, CEO at Group M and Hamish Pringle, partner at Pringle and Pringle LLP.

Other announcements included the appointment of Naren Patel CEO of Primesight and Linda Grant, managing director of Metro UK as NABS trustees.

NABS also took the opportunity to announce three new patrons: Phil Georgiadis, chairman of Walker Media, Tess Alps, executive chair of Thinkbox and Nick Bampton, commercial sales director of Channel 5.

The evening also saw NABS CEO Zoë Osmond formally launch the charity’s Resilience Programme, a series of expert services, workshops and support collateral to help creative and media professionals build resilience to stress. The programme begins following an industry-wide survey carried out by NABS that analysed the impact of stress on people working in ad and media land.

NABS also announced the winner of the David Pilton Hub Challenge, a competition to redesign the free-to-use work space at NABS’ HQ. This year’s award went to members of Shellsuit Zombies and Bucks New University for their ‘Oasis in the City’ idea. The group received £1,000 in prize money as well as a £1,000 design budget which they will use to implement the redesign of The Hub at the end of October.

Miron said: “I’m delighted to accept the role as President of NABS particularly in its centenary year. Throughout my career in the media industry I have time and again seen the great work that NABS does and feel privileged to be able to work with the team to ensure that as NABS enters its next centenary that it continues to play such an important and increasingly vital role within the advertising and media community.”

Zoë Osmond, CEO of NABS added: “Stephen’s appointment and the launch of our Resilience Programme are two more highlights of what has been a hugely successful centenary year for NABS. From the Big Bash to the Fun Run – NABS has enjoyed a huge level of support from everyone in the industry.

Our new appointments highlight the great level of support we have from senior figures in the industry.  It’s thanks to this support that we can continue the work we do, whether it be through our careers advice service or our in-depth support programmes. NABS is here to help improve life for everyone working in the world of advertising and media.”

The NABS President’s drinks were held courtesy of the Daily Mail at the Northcliffe building.

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NABS, Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:20:44 GMT