Appointed to current role: June 2017
Experience and expertise: Ron joined the business in June 2015 and was appointed CEO in 2017. He has more than 30 years’ experience in sales & marketing, media, e-commerce, leadership and business strategy. Ron has a raft of new business and customer experience expertise across a diverse range of sectors, from SMEs and blue-chips to local and national government.
Having worked in the Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector for over 10 years, Ron launched the charity fundraising contact centre, Voices for Change, in 2007. Ron has worked in publishing, media and contact centre roles for a range of companies including Trinity Mirror, Thomsons, Emap, Northcliffe and United Newspaper Group. Ron was also the Managing Director of a UK marketing services group for more than 13 years.
Hobbies and interests: In his spare time, Ron likes to get out and about in extreme weather conditions and has chased a hurricane or two over the years.
Other appointments or memberships: Former Deputy Chairman at Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Past member of the Save the Children Steering Committee. Past member of International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) and former Ambassador of the DMA.