Global quartet to lead a newly integrated outdoor division

Media and entertainment group Global has confirmed a quartet of key appointments to take the reins of its newly integrated outdoor division.

The hires are led by Leon Taviansky, formerly chief executive of Exterion Media, who has been appointed chief executive – outdoor. Jonathan Lewis, formerly chief executive of Outdoor Plus, becomes executive director of the outdoor division.

The pair will be aided by Jason Cotterrell who joins the outdoor offering as chief operating officer having spent time as a chief strategy officer and managing director at Exterion Media UK.

Lastly, an organisational restructuring of the outdoor commercial team to bring them under the auspices of Global’s existing commercial leadership will see Nigel Clarkson, formerly Exterion Media’s chief revenue officer, elevated to the post of commercial director.

Stephen Miron, Global's group chief executive, said: “I am delighted that Leon Taviansky has agreed to become chief executive of our new outdoor division. His excellent track record in transforming and building companies, particularly at Exterion, makes him the ideal person to lead Global’s outdoor division, one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the UK & Europe.”

Global's revamped outdoor division is expected to launch in the autumn following a period of upheaval brought about by Global's takeover of out-of-home advertising specialists Exterion Media.