Former Ofcom chief policy partner Kip Meek is set to join RadioCentre, the industry body for UK Commercial Radio. He joins the body as a non-executive director. Kip has been with Ofcom since April 2003 where he was instrumental in the set up of the regulator.
He was initially senior partner for content and competition and worked closely with Stephen Carter, Ofcom’s first chief executive with merging the then five existing regulators into a single, effective organisation. In 2005, he moved to the position of chief policy officer where he set up an international group within Ofcom and chaired the European Regulators Group (ERG) which comprised of heads of 33 European regulatory bodies.
Prior to joining Ofcom, Kip was founder and managing director of Spectrum Strategy Consultants, a specialised consultancy advising on major decisions in the media and telecoms industries.
More recently, he joined the Ingenious board as a director and become non-executive chair of the Broadband Stakeholder Group.
Said Andrew Harrison, CEO, RadioCentre, “I’m absolutely delighted that Kip has agreed to join us here at RadioCentre. Through his work at Ofcom, he has done an enormous amount of work with the radio sector and his knowledge will be invaluable to us”.
Kip said, “I’m looking forward to working with the RadioCentre. It is an exciting time for Commercial Radio and I hope my experience will be of benefit to Andrew and his team to help shape an exciting future for Commercial Radio in the digital age.
Kip joins the RadioCentre board which currently consists of the chief executives of GCap Media, Emap, Chrysalis, UTV, Virgin, Guardian Media Group, Lincs FM and Tindle Radio. He is the second recent high profile media figure to be appointed to the RadioCentre board following the announcement that Martina King would serve as non-executive director of RadioCentre and chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau.
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