New Global roles for Katie Bowden & Oliver Deane

Gloabl has restructured its commercial operation into two distinct teams with Katie Bowden leading the Audio team and Oliver Deane in charge of the Outdoor and DAX team.

Both Katie and Oliver, who have been with Global since 2011, will report to Global’s Chief Commercial Officer Mike Gordon.

The move means Nigel Clarkson, Director of Commercial (Outdoor) will leave the company, having completed the integration of the three recently acquired outdoor companies into Global.

Katie Bowden, previously Global’s Commercial Agency Director – National Sales, takes on the new role of Director of Commercial Audio. She will oversee all sales and trading for terrestrial radio and IP connected radio including Global Player and DAX, along with taking a joint lead with Oliver Deane in servicing and developing Global’s commercial agency relationships.

Oliver Deane, previously Director of Commercial Digital (DAX) becomes the new Director of Commercial Outdoor and DAX to oversee all sales and trading for Outdoor while continuing to lead DAX’s operations, data and North American businesses.

Oliver worked at Clear Channel Outdoor prior to joining Global.

Mike Gordon said: “I am delighted to announce this new structure of our commercial division. This allows us in a post COVID-19 world to serve our customers in a far more simplified way ensuring that we can truly deliver dynamic, innovative solutions across the whole of our audio, outdoor and DAX portfolio. Both Katie and Ollie are natural leaders and along with the talented team at Global will give us a great opportunity to build on our commercial success.

“I’d like to thank Nigel for all he has done at Global in the last 12 months, both professionally and culturally. His expertise and knowledge of the outdoor industry are second to none and I am hugely grateful for the role he has played throughout this transitional period.”

Nigel Clarkson added: “I joined Global last year with a clear remit to help integrate, commercially, three outdoor businesses into one. I am pleased to say this mission has now been successfully completed which, whilst it has sadly brought my time with Global to a close, is something I had been planning for some time.

“It was my absolute pleasure to lead Global’s outdoor commercial team through this process and I am beyond proud of the work that has been done to set this part of Global’s business up for future success. I am happy to hand the baton over and I will remain on the side-lines as a very proud supporter as the Global business goes on to even greater things.”