Chairman of UTV Media plc, founder of Heart FM, former CEO of Chrysalis plc, and executive chairman of Virgin Radio, Richard Huntingford is one of the UK’s leading media business personalities.
He is an experienced and inspirational business keynote speaker, specialising in entrepreneurial leadership, building new businesses, creating a company culture, motivating staff and management communication.
At Chrysalis, Richard was instrumental in the development of the company from its origins as a cutting-edge indie record label to a global media and entertainment group which, over the years, encompassed a broad range of businesses including radio, music, television, books and digital media. In the process, the company’s stock market value increased over twenty-fold from £15 million to £375 million in a 10 year period.
In September 2007, Richard was appointed Executive Chairman of Virgin Radio with a brief to develop a new business plan to enable the speedy sale of the business for its owner. Richard’s business savvy and people skills led to the successful sale of the business in June 2008 to Times of India for £53 million.
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