Siobhan Kenny to step-down as Radiocentre CEO
Radiocentre’s CEO, Siobhan Kenny will step-down from her role at the industry body for commercial radio in the summer of 2021, it was announced today.
Kenny’s seven-year tenure has seen Radiocentre support the industry through a period of significant change and one that has also seen record growth.
When she joined Radiocentre in 2014, Kenny’s first strategic move was to join-up all the elements of the industry body, which had been operating under different brands.
Both the RAB (Radio Advertising Bureau), which oversaw commercial radio trade marketing and Radio Advertising Clearance Centre Radio, which clears scripts under the BCAP code, came under the Radiocentre brand alongside its policy offering.
Kenny has also overseen a number of high-profile initiatives during her time. These include the Mental Health Minute, a radio industry-wide initiative, established by Radiocentre in partnership with the Royal Foundation, simulcasting one-minute of famous voices highlighting this important issue.
In 2015, Radiocentre launched a series of live events called Tuning In. Initially an annual conference in London, it expanded to the rest of the UK and these events are now held regularly in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow several times a year.
Under the Covid-19 restrictions, Kenny swiftly moved Tuning In online. The first virtual conference took place in in May and Radiocentre has since created seven virtual Tuning In conferences, providing a creative showcase for radio to a total audience of 10,000 attendees.
Announcing her departure, Kenny said: “I have had the best time leading a fantastic organisation through a period of change and growth, culminating in the industry’s response to coronavirus. It has been a privilege to work in such a creative and dynamic environment, which will only grow at the heart of the audio revolution. At Radiocentre, this amazing team, under new leadership, will ensure the industry is in great hands.”
Radiocentre is currently starting the search for Kenny’s successor. Kenny is not leaving for another role and wants to take some time to explore her next career step.