Shaun Gregory steps down as Exterion CEO
Shaun Gregory (pictured) has stepped down as Exterion Media's CEO after four years and will transition into a new role as a non-executive director.
Leon Taviansky, who has been chief operating and financial officer since 2013, takes up the position of CEO after playing a "significant role" in transforming the out-of-home business and driving growth.
Taviansky will begin his new role on 1 of March and will work closely with Gregory who will be advising Exterion Media's private-equity owner, Platinum Equity, on the future strategic direction of the business.
Gregory played a major role in winning Transport for London's (TfL) advertising network contract in March 2016, which is estimated to be worth around £150m a year, and and for the first time combines advertising space across London Underground, London Overground, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway, Victoria Coach Station and, once it is operational, the Elizabeth line.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Exterion, our partners and clients, for what we have achieved together over the years," said Gregory.
"The transformation of the business has been widely recognised, both within OOH and the wider media sector. There is a strong foundation across all markets and with some really smart investments in technology, platforms and data, the business is in a unique position from which to grow."
"Given what’s been achieved, it’s the right time for me to step down as Chief Executive."
Gregory added he was looking forward to working in a non-Executive capacity and that he will afford more time for work with Childline and the NSPCC.
Taviansky commented: "We are extremely grateful to Shaun for his commitment and determination in helping us shape the business. I’ve enjoyed working alongside him, and the country Leadership Teams to build Exterion Media into the success it is today, and I’m honoured to assume this position.
"So much has been accomplished in recent years, including the win of Transport for London’s London Rail and Underground estate contract, and the company is well positioned for the future."
Platinum Equity has been rumoured to be considering a sale of Exterion Media since it won the Tfl contract, but no buyer has taken.