The Radio Academy has announced the appointment of Nicola Thomson as an independent consultant, to help the Academy in expanding its commercial partners. Working directly with CEO Roger Cutsforth, Nicola’s remit is to develop new and innovative brand partnerships for the Academy’s planned programme of events & initiatives in Autumn 2017 and beyond.
Nicola was latterly Director of Media UK at Estée Lauder Companies whose brands include Clinique, MAC, Jo Malone, AVEDA, Estée Lauder, Origins, Tom Ford and Creme de la Mer.
Previously Nicola was Group Director of Marketing at Global Media & Entertainment where she was responsible for the marketing of Capital, Heart, Galaxy, Classic, LBC, XFM and Gold and prior to that was Marketing Director of Magic Radio and held senior marketing positions at Jazz FM and Carlton Screen Advertising
Nicola is a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain.
CEO of The Radio Academy, Roger Cutsforth said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to attract someone of Nicola’s calibre to the the team. Nicola’s track record and experience within the audio sector is without equal and she’ll be incredibly helpful to the Academy, as we continue to put our Members at the heart of the organisation and increase and improve the portfolio of events, services and initiatives that attract and develop talent in this golden age of radio & audio.”
Nicola said: “I am thrilled to be joining Roger and the team at The Radio Academy, a medium so close to my heart. To be able to play an integral part of these evolving times in the radio industry is an exciting challenge.