Paul Robinson departs The Radio Academy
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Paul Robinson departs The Radio Academy

The Radio Academy Chief Executive Paul Robinson has resigned from the post after just 10 months in the job.

Paul says he’s leaving on July 4th due to the demands of his own television and digital business but will continue to play an active role at the Academy, as Chair of the 30 Under 30 committee, and as chair of several sessions at this year’s Radio Festival.

Paul started in radio over 30 years ago and has most recently been working in television as Senior Vice President at the Walt Disney Company and ABC Cable Networks. He is also founder and CEO of global children’s television channel KidsCo. He replaced John Myers when he joined the Radio Academy in September last year.

His radio background includes a career which started at Radio Tyneside Hospital Radio and as a presenter on Radio Tees and Mercia Sound and then Programme Director at Chiltern Radio.

Ben Cooper, Chair of The Radio Academy comments: “Paul has made a valuable contribution to the future of the Academy and in particular to The Radio Academy Awards. I am delighted he will continue to play a part in the Academy going forward, especially with regard to the Festival and 30 Under 30.”

Paul Robinson said: “I’ve been a member of The Radio Academy since the 1980s and chaired most of its committees in my time, so I am extremely pleased to be able to support and energise young talent in the 30 Under 30 as Chair.”

No news of a replacement has been announced.

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