The former Commercial Director of the Sky Networked Media division, Will Harding, has been appointed as the Group Strategy & Development Director for GCap Media.
Formerly at Sky he was responsible for the strategic and commercial development of the company?s interactive, broadband and mobile content. Will previously spent a year as Business Development Director at the internet search engine Ask Jeeves UK & Ireland following five years as General Manager at beeb.net, BBC Worldwide?s internet service provider business, and two years as a management consultant at KPMG.
Reporting to GCap Media?s Chief Executive, Ralph Bernard, Will joins in August with responsibility for overall Group strategy, focusing on GCap?s new media activity and opportunities for developing new, non-traditional revenues.
Commenting on the new appointment GCap Media plc Chief Executive, Ralph Bernard, said:
?The media landscape is changing fast. With the growth of DAB, the proliferation of broadband and growing consumer demand for new and innovative content, radio has a unique opportunity to benefit. At GCap we recognise the need to attract the right people to take advantage of these opportunities. In Will Harding, we are recruiting a first class strategist with excellent commercial experience to complement, strengthen and lead our existing team and I look forward to working with him later in the summer.?
Will Harding commented: ?I am delighted to be joining GCap at this time. The strength of GCap?s brands and its leading position in digital radio makes the Group very well placed to exploit the opportunities presented by the continued growth in digital media. I am very much looking forward to working with Ralph and the team at GCap.?