BBC's Richard Dawkins joins Bauer Media

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by Keiligh Baker

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

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.