Mobile firm Digital Bridges has appointed Richard Eyre as Chairman of its Board, the company announced this morning. Previously a non-executive director, Eyre's appointment comes at "an explosive stage in the company's growth" at the end of a year which has seen revenue grow by more than 30 per cent during Q2 and the company reinforce its presence in the USA and Asian markets.
Eyre previously worked as Chief Executive of Capital Radio for six years, Chief Executive of ITV, and also held the post of Chairman and CEO at Pearson TV, where he led the company's merger with RTL.
He also currently holds board and advisory positions at other media and entertainment companies. These include his Chairmanship of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and independent TV producer RDF, and he is also an advisor to 19 Management Ltd and board director of The Guardian Media Group.
"After 30 years in media businesses, I am immensely excited about the potential for a team of this calibre in a market such as this," Eyre commented today. "Having worked closely with the Digital Bridges management team over the last two years, it is a privilege to step up my involvement at this exhilarating stage of the company's development."
"We are extremely pleased that as we make such rapid commercial steps that Richard is stepping up to the role of Chairman to enhance the board's support for the executive team," Digital Bridges CEO Brian Greasley added.