Classic FM’s Managing Director Darren Henley is leaving the station after 22 years to join Arts Council England as Chief Executive.
Darren joined the station when it launched 22 years ago, and has been there ever since, working his way up to MD. He is also Director of Government Liaison for Global, and an author of books about classical music. He was given an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music.
Before Classic FM he worked as a freelance journalist for a number of stations including Invicta FM and LBC.
Darren wrote about the first 20 years of Classic FM for RadioToday here, with details of its launch day in 1992 and milestone events since.