Radiocentre appoints replacement CEO
Ian Moss has been appointed as CEO of Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio.
Moss (pictured) succeeds Siobhan Kenny, who announced her departure from Radiocentre after seven years as CEO in December 2020. She will step down at the end of June 2021.
Moss is currently CEO of STM, an international association representing more than 140 academic and professional publishers. He will bring experience of politics, government and the commercial world.
Previously, Moss was director of policy and public affairs for the BPI, representing the recorded music industry. For many years, he was also a civil servant, including a long period of working on economic, regulatory and competition policy, including broadcasting and spectrum, the 2003 Communications Act and the formation of Ofcom, first in Oftel, then in the Treasury. He has also worked in Parliament, including a stint in Tony Blair’s office during the 1997 election.
As Radiocentre CEO he will lead the industry body and define its priorities in a post-Covid world, overseeing joint marketing and research activities with advertisers as well as all policy, regulation, and clearance functions.
Announcing the appointment, Howell James CBE, Radiocentre chair said: “Given the ever changing business and regulatory environment in which commercial radio operates, Ian is a tremendous appointment with his unique mix of highly relevant experiences.
"I’m delighted to welcome him to Radiocentre. Bidding farewell to Siobhan is hard - her vitality and passion has transformed Radiocentre over the last seven years. Her many friends in the radio sector will miss her but know she will always be a vocal champion for us and for radio stations across the UK, small and large.”
Moss said: “I’ve loved radio and music all my life. As a schoolboy I’d go in the evening to help at Signal Radio - my local commercial radio station in Stoke and I always dreamed of working for the sector.
"I hope my experience will help create a bright and successful future for what is a fantastically popular and enduring medium. I’m lucky to have a great predecessor in Siobhan and I wish her every success in the future. She leaves Radiocentre in great shape for the challenges and opportunities ahead.”