The Radio Independents Group is delighted to welcome Will Jackson as our first MD.
Will has previously worked for the BBC and Ofcom. He will work with Chair Phil Critchlow and the RIG Board, as part of a support team which also includes RIG’s policy and communications adviser Tim Wilson, and media and IP expert Paul March, who will provide legal and business affairs advice.
The appointment will meet the increasing demands of the growing independent radio and audio sector which is based around the UK. He will continue to develop its relationship with the BBC as well as commercial clients and other sectors, both in the UK and abroad.
Immediate priorities will include managing a planned RIG training scheme; exploring new commercial opportunities and developing further services for RIG members.
RIG Chair Phil Critchlow said: “The RIG Board is delighted that Will has agreed to be our first MD. His great knowledge of, and experience in, our industry made him the natural choice amongst a strong field. As RIG grows as a trade association we know he will satisfy the growing demands of our sector”.
Will Jackson commented: “I am delighted to take up this position at what is a crucial time for RIG. The sector continues to show enormous creativity and deliver groundbreaking projects, yet there is much work to be done to ensure it gets the external recognition it deserves, whilst providing a growing range of high quality services to its members”.
Indie programmes are on the radio at home and abroad throughout this week, including these 87 some of which are featured in BBC Radio's highlights of the week, from Somethin' Else (x29), TBI Media (x9), Wise Buddah (x8), NoiseHouse (x5), We Are Grape (x5), Wise Buddah/Three Street Media (x4), Folded Wing (x3), Smooth Operations (x3), Unique (x3), Pier Productions (x2), USP (x2), Whistledown (x2), Blakeway Productions, Cast Iron Radio And Recording, Classic Arts, Dabster Productions, Down The Line Productions, Foldback Media, Howlett Media Productions, John Stanley Productions, Loftus Media, Ora et Labora, Pozzitive TV Productions and Wire Free Productions