Rob Atkinson Promoted at Clear Channel

Rob Atkinson Promoted at Clear Channel

Rob Atkinson Promoted at Clear Channel

In this new role, Atkinson will take responsibility for the day-to-day performance of the direct operational functions, including sales, marketing, development and operations.

Rob will also be charged with "planning, building and delivering even greater value for Clear Channel's customers and partners," according to Clear Channel.

He will continue to report to chief executive Matthew Dearden. The managing director position will not be replaced.

This is the third time Atkinson has been promoted since he joined Clear Channel as sales director in April 2005 - he became group sales director in May 2005 and then managing director in 2008.

Prior to joining Clear Channel, Atkinson held various senior roles at Associated Newspapers, including commercial director of the newspaper, Ireland on Sunday, and head of trading, newspapers, at The Mail on Sunday.

Dearden was appointed as chief executive of Clear Channel Outdoor in July 2010. He replaced Barry Sayer ( FEPE President) who left the company in October 2009, with Atkinson acting as chief executive in the interim.

Atkinson said: "I am looking forward to working with Matthew and the Clear Channel team to accelerate our performance and raise the profile of out-of-home within the media industry. Our medium has an exciting future and I'm thrilled to progress my career within such a forward-thinking organisation."