The RadioCentre interim CEO is joining Bauer Advertising's senior team on an interim 12-month basis.
Siobhan Kenny is to be the new Chief Executive Officer of RadioCentre, taking over from Andrew Harrison.
For the first time, the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards will be open for non-RadioCentre members to submit applications.
New research has established that commercial radio provides listeners with a value in kind of £1.5bn a year and is highly valued by millions of people in the UK.
RadioCentre CEO Andrew Harrison is leaving the commercial radio body after seven years in charge, to set up his own business.