Former RadioCentre interim CEO/Executive Chairwoman Linda Smith is joining Bauer Advertising’s senior team on an interim 12-month basis.
In addition to her radio career, which includes working in marketing at Capital, Linda was previously UK CEO of Starcom MediaVest, and most recently Centaur Media plc.
Linda says she is looking forward to working for Bauer Media, a company which she has admired: “I am delighted to be joining Richard’s team which is so focused and invigorated by the ambition of delivering excellence in all areas.”
Richard Dunmall is Group Managing Director, Advertising, Bauer Media UK, and said: “Linda is highly regarded across the media industry and I am delighted to welcome her to the Bauer Media UK business. I have no doubt that her outstanding experience will be invaluable as she supports our focus on sales and operational excellence to ensure we continue to deliver a best-in-class service to our clients as a vibrant and creative commercial partner.”
Linda was in charge on a temporary basis at RadioCentre when Andrew Harrison resigned in September 2013, until Siobhan Kenny started in March 2014.
Paul Keenan, Chief Executive, Bauer Media UK, added: “Linda is a world class operator with a wealth of knowledge and experience across the media market. She will be a brilliant addition to Richard’s senior team and we are excited to have her join Bauer Media to further support our ambition to be the most progressive, professional and passionate business for our commercial partners to engage with.”
Linda starts her role immediately, reporting to Richard Dunmall.