Steve Parkinson and Graham Bryce to depart Bauer

Steve Parkinson, Chief Strategic Partnerships & Events Officer and Graham Bryce, Chief Operating Officer are set to leave Bauer.

The executives will depart by the end of this year as Bauer reshapes its senior management team.

Simon Myciunka, CEO of Bauer Media Audio UK, comments, ‘Graham and Steve have both made significant contributions to Bauer Media Audio UK and I would like to thank them for their creativity, expertise and commitment in making the business what it is today and wish them the very best for the future.

He continues: “We have the creative ambition to push boundaries. We are going to continue to be market-beating in traditional radio whilst, at the same time, innovating and building our capabilities in digital. To do this, we need to transform our business to ensure we are set up for the future.’

Graham Bryce comments: “There is never an easy time to leave but having built the exciting Rayo digital proposition along with the Hits Radio Brand – which has doubled its audience from 6 to 12million listeners, topped by seeing Greatest Hits Radio achieve the milestone of being the UK’s most-listened to commercial station, I feel the time is right to move on for a new chapter.

“I leave behind hugely talented friends and colleagues whom I will miss immensely but I also know they will take the business to new highs.”

Steve Parkinson says: “After 18 years as part of the leadership team for Bauer, it’s been an honour to have served in numerous roles from Brand and Marketing Director, through to Group Managing Director for our national brands, and latterly Strategic Partnerships and Events Officer.

“Highlights include creating KISSTORY, Scala Radio and Magic at the Musicals as national audio brands, with 50+ Live events between them across the UK and Europe, of course seeing the business hit record audience reach and revenues.

“I’ll miss so many of the talented people within Bauer, but I’ve a new journey in the planning and I leave Bauer knowing it will go from strength to strength.”