Michael Hill

Radioplayer news

  • Radioplayer to begin recruitment process of new CEO to lead organisation in next phase of international growth.

Radioplayer – a broadcaster backed organisation working to grow radio in connected devices by enabling frictionless listening – is to recruit for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the next phase of its international growth.

The move comes after Michael Hill, Managing Director and founder of Radioplayer, announced that he will leave the organisation for a new CEO role in the charity sector after over 10 years with Radioplayer and having led its successful international growth and in-car strategy.

Hill launched Radioplayer in the UK in 2011. Under his leadership, Radioplayer has expanded beyond the UK, to include thousands of stations from hundreds of broadcasters across 15 countries. The team has also launched dozens of Radioplayer products, aimed at making it easier to discover and listen to the radio on connected devices and environments.

Radioplayer is now entering a new phase of growth, backed by its members. The new era will see Radioplayer focusing on its in-car and connected devices strategy, with the group recently forging technology partnerships with VW Group and BMW (who represent more than 34% of all cars sold in Europe), ensuring that radio’s prominence will be maintained in the dashboards and connected environments of the future.

Michael says: “Launching and growing Radioplayer has been the proudest achievement of my career. I am immensely sad to be leaving such a brilliant organisation, but with the new investment and fresh leadership, I am certain Radioplayer will go from strength to strength”.

Tom Wrathmell, Chair of Radioplayer, says: “For over 10 years, Mike has led the Radioplayer venture since its inception, first as a successful UK venture between the BBC and leading commercial broadcasters, to an internationally recognised player now present in 15 international markets, working with leading international technology brands. It’s been a privilege to work with him during this time and we all wish him well and thank him for his incredible service. Mike’s dedication has built a strong foundation as we enter a new phase of exciting growth ”.


About UK Radioplayer

Radioplayer, the official pan-industry platform, launched in 2011 in a ground-breaking partnership between the BBC and commercial radio. The not-for-profit organisation now features around 500 UK radio stations – including all BBC national and local services, all major commercial stations, and a selection of community and student radio. For more information see www.radioplayer.co.uk or follow @ukradioplayer on Twitter.

About Radioplayer Worldwide

The countries Radioplayer operates in are: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, France, and Finland. Radioplayer Worldwide, the global shared radio platform, is a partnership between UK Radioplayer and the countries which have rolled out the Radioplayer model. It was created to explore opportunities for international technological collaboration across radio. For more see www.radioplayerworldwide.org or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

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