Richard Dawkins has been promoted to president of audio for Bauer Media Group. He will now lead the company’s audio business and “take advantage of the opportunities ahead,” per a press release making the announcement.
Dawkins joined Bauer Media Group as chief operating officer of audio in 2019. “This role saw him focus on new opportunities for the business and maximise the performance of its operations through new launches, commercial opportunities and introducing new ways of working,” said Bauer.
Prior to that role, he spent more than a decade at the BBC in a variety of senior roles, most recently as chief operating officer of BBC Content.
Yvonne Bauer, owner and CEO of Bauer Media Group, said Dawkins has already added “enormous value” to the company. “I look forward to starting a new era for Bauer Media Audio,” she said.
Dawkins succeeds Paul Keenan, who joins the company’s executive board as the new chief operating officer.
Bauer has operations across eight countries in Europe, representing various radio and audio brands including The Voice in Denmark, Radio Nova in Finland and numerous companies in the U.K.
“This is a brilliant opportunity to lead a fantastic team and a strong business with our reach already exceeding 57 million weekly listeners,” said Dawkins.