UK commercial radio executive Max Davies is heading abroad to become Managing Director of RCS New Zealand, the development base for all RCS traffic products.
Max is a 25 year veteran of the UK advertising and media industries and will relocate from West Sussex to Christchurch shortly.
Prior to setting up his own project management consultancy in 2013, Max was Business Development and Client Services Director at GES – the UK company behind PlanIT and the Broadnet traffic system. Prior to that he was a Director of JICRIT, the joint industry initiative created by UK radio sales houses and media agencies, where he project managed the development and launch of J-ET, the UK advertising industry’s first electronic trading system.
RCS International Division Senior Vice President, Mike Powell, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Max Davies to RCS. His deep knowledge of traffic systems and the advertising industry is unparalleled and he will now lead an immensely talented team of professionals in New Zealand who develop ground-breaking traffic products used by some of the world’s biggest radio groups. He will play a key role alongside our Product Manager, Joanna Saré, in the strategic development of our class-leading Aquira traffic system.”
Max Davies added: “I am delighted to have been given an opportunity to work with a world class, innovative company that is integral to the operations of thousands of broadcasters around the world. I am excited about using my experience of an industry I love, to contribute to the continued development of RCS’s leading edge media software solutions. RCS provides me with the perfect platform to continue working closely with both customers and industry bodies to anticipate the needs of our dynamic industry and to provide efficient, integrated solutions.”
In parallel, RCS also announced that International Support Manager, George Nell, has been appointed as Operations Manager for RCS NZ, where he will have responsibility for all activities which contribute to the effective production of software and services. The Operations Manager is a senior position directly reporting to the Managing Director. George has been with RCS for over 13 years and has been based in Christchurch for the past three years.
RCS VP Asia Pacific, Keith Williams, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to confirm these appointments which add enormous strength to an already excellent team.”