iHeartRadio’s COO Geraint Davies officially exits

Geraint Davies (centre) with KIIS’ Joel Gelding (left) and iHeartRadio’s Nozz (right)

The chief operating officer of Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) iHeartRadio won’t be returning to the business.

Geraint Davies was stood down as part of ARN’s COVID-19 cost-savings measures, and placed on the JobKeeper subsidy.

This author had contacted both ARN and Davies back in July about iHeartRadio’s restructure and his departure, however, at the time, neither could comment further on the stand down.

ARN and Davies noted he was on JobKeeper until at least the end of September, or until the payment was wound back.

Last month, ARN revealed it was no longer eligible for JobKeeper, as its revenues were down by 22.5%, rather than the required 30%. Those returning to the business returned to their contracted hours and full pay.

Davies, however, has now confirmed he won’t be returning.

Davies joined ARN in 2010 and became COO if iHeartRadio Australia in 2013. He said it was the end of an era.

“I have learnt so much from the talented people I have been privileged to work alongside. Their skills and commitment quite frankly made my role a whole lot easier and a lot more fun,” he said.

“I would also like to thank all the partners outside of ARN that helped me along the way. A special mention, to all the US iHeartMedia Team, it was an absolute pleasure to launch iHeartRadio in Australia and New Zealand with you and see the brand develop and flourish to where it is today.”

ARN was contacted for further comment.

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Word on the curb
2 Nov 2020 - 3:09 pm

Such a shame. Geraint did great things for IHeartRadio in spite of ARN being unwilling to do anything with it.
I also hear another member of that team has since quit.

Dunny
2 Nov 2020 - 8:11 pm

Wow – ARN is really going down the Portaloo isn’t it? come on management you have to have a few decent people left? right?

Jason
9 Nov 2020 - 2:11 pm

ARN continue to be confused by the intention and implementation of JobKeeper… Yes Dunny, they are going down the toilet – but it’s not the people left behind where focus is required, it’s the incompetent management that have been there all along.

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