NEWS23 January 2014

NRS names radio man Redican as new CEO

News People UK

UK — The National Readership Survey (NRS) has named Simon Redican as its next chief executive, replacing Mike Ironside at the end of June.


Redican (pictured) is currently managing director of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), where he has spent the last seven years of his career. Prior to that, he worked at Times Media as director of solutions, Classic FM, and a number of media agencies including Starcom Mediavest and Carat.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Marquis, NRS chairman, said: “Simon’s broad media experience, many contacts in the business, his fantastic track record at RAB, and most of all his enthusiasm to take on the NRS role, make us both excited and relieved that we have found someone with exactly the right capabilities to take NRS forward.”

Ironside, who announced his resignation in October, will have been with the NRS for five-and-a-half years at the time of his departure.

Marquis said: “Mike will be a very hard act to follow and has given the NRS five fantastic years of energy and commitment, for which we are all extremely grateful.”