CEO, Board Advisor, Digital Media, Business transformation

Rob Atkinson

A media C Suite Executive with significant leadership experience covering print, out of home and audio. He has worked in London, Dublin and Sydney across the last three decades.

Having started his career in print media at the Express Group and then the Mail on Sunday, he became Commercial Director of a fledgling newspaper group in Dublin before joining Clear Channel in London where he rose to COO of the UK.

The opportunity to move with Clear Channel to become CEO of their Australian/NZ brands followed in 2012 where he successfully led the business until 2017.A move to run Australian Radio Network followed where the company went from #3 radio network to  #1 in the space of 9 months.He was shortlisted three times for Australian CEO of the year by CEO Magazine.

On return to the UK in mid 2019 he became a media consultant and NED for a variety of media vendors and smart tech start ups.

Outside of work, Rob enjoys watching his beloved West Brom consistently disappoint, a round of golf, skiing and ocean swimming, along with a love for travel, good food and the odd tipple.