Clear Channel promotes Rob Atkinson to CEO of Adshel Australia and New Zealand


By The Drum Team, Editorial

March 21, 2012 | 2 min read

Clear Channel has announced the promotion of Rob Atkinson from chief operating officer to chief executive officer of Adshel Australia and New Zealand.

In taking care of the joint venture between APN News & Media and Clear Channel, Atkinson will aim to drive the group’s strategy.

He said: “I love the UK media industry; and in particular Clear Channel. I’m very proud of all we’ve done to build the Clear Channel business, and the great partnership that Matthew and I built working together. So it’s taken a very special opportunity to tempt me away: I am energised by the great potential of Adshel Australia and New Zealand and will enjoy working with our great people here to deliver outstanding results.”

Matthew Dearden, CEO of Clear Channel UK, said: “Rob is an immensely talented and likeable man who we will miss. This is a great professional and personal opportunity for Rob and his family. Rob is perfectly placed to lead the Australian and New Zealand markets at this exciting time having spent the last five months there. We wish him and his family all the best for their new adventure.”

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