Session Chair – Rob Atkinson

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Radio Network

Rob was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Australian Radio Network in April 2017. He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Adshel (since November 2011) and prior to that, he was with Clear Channel UK, for 6 years.

As Chief Executive at Adshel, Rob pioneered the launch of the world’s first national digital street furniture network, as well as the biggest national deployment of beacons in the world.

His tenure at ARN saw him introduce 3 new Breakfast shows and a new Networked Drive Show, including attracting Christian O’Connell the #1 DJ in London, to be Breakfast announcer for Gold 104.3 in Melbourne. Rob also launched ‘Sonic’, a new audio division, and integrated Conversant Media into the ARN family of brands.

In the past five years Rob has been shortlisted three times for both Australian CEO of the Year, and Media Executive of the Year, by the prestigious CEO Magazine. He is a lifelong West Bromwich Albion supporter, loves travelling, skiing, good food, fine wine and the occasional ocean swim.