The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 4 August 2011

An audience with STV Group plc chief executive Rob Woodward

Ayrshire Chamber continues its very successful series of “An Audience with…” events bringing high calibre speakers to Ayrshire. Businesses are invited to hear from STV Group plc chief executive Rob Woodward.

Rob Woodward (pictured above) was appointed to the STV Group plc Board as chief executive in 2007. Prior to this he was a senior advisor to LongAcre Partners, Europe’s leading independent mid-market corporate finance house focusing on the media and internet sectors. Until 2005 Rob served as commercial director of Channel 4 Television. He was an executive member of the Channel 4 Corporation Board and responsible for Channel 4’s commercial wellbeing. Rob developed and executed a commercial strategy for Channel 4, which has positioned the Corporation at the forefront of digital media, transforming the performance of Channel 4’s commercial businesses from heavily loss making to significant profitability.

Prior to joining Channel 4, Rob was a managing director at UBS Corporate Finance. Before this, he was the managing partner of Braxton UK, the strategy consulting practice of Deloitte. He also led Deloitte Consulting’s European TMT group. He has specialised in advising TMT companies on strategic and corporate finance issues for the past 20 years.

Ayrshire Chamber chief executive Martin Cheyne commented: “At the Chamber, we aim to develop and encourage the positive atmosphere of business growth in the region. We’ve had a fantastic turnout for previous speakers and encourage businesses to take the opportunity to learn from Rob’s wealth of experience.”

“An Audience with Rob Woodward” takes place on Wednesday 14 September, 5.30pm - 7pm at the Piersland House Hotel, Troon.

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