Celador Radio has announced that Don Thomson is becoming the group’s Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Don has been part of the team at Celador – which runs The Breeze network and a couple of JACK FM stations in the UK – since February 2010, joining initially as a non-executive director.
Before that, Don has spent more than 25 years in the UK business, including as Commercial & Operations Director at Chrysalis Radio and Chief Operating Officer of Global Radio.
He left Global Radio in September 2009 after two years with the company, where he’d been instrumental in the purchase of GCap, including preparing the merger case for the Office of Fair Trading. He’s a previous chairman of Hit 40 UK Ltd, Radio Advertising Bureau and the Digital Radio Development Bureau. Don is the current chairman of JICRIT (Joint Industry Commercial Radio I.T.) and is membership secretary of the media industry dining club, The Solus Club.