Here at Global, you’ll find an environment that’s bursting with passion and energy. You’ll feel a culture that rocks the work hard play hard ethos. You’ll find a group of people obsessed with music and entertainment.
We strive to make each detail right, we listen late at night and we bust a gut to deliver to our customers. We have the courage to say it how it is and we don’t walk by anything that we can put right ourselves. We dare to try the never been tried and we are consumed the crazy love affair that is Global.
And behind our doors, you’ll meet the inspirational people who lead from the top, and who live and breathe the dream every day.
Founder & Executive President, Global
At just 15 years old, Ashley gained work experience at Capital and after a year, he was offered a job in the group and became the youngest person ever to sit on the Capital playlist. After experiencing the world of radio, Ashley created Global Talent in 1998, travelling the world looking after huge global artists such as the Beckhams and managing artists from the X Factor’s early seasons.
In 2000 Ashley created Global Publishing - one of the top 3 independent publishers in the UK today. And in 2007, Ashley acquired Chrysalis Radio, forming Global Radio. Through his subsequent acquisition of GCap in 2008, Ashley returned to Capital as the owner. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength and if anything, Ashley’s passion for radio and music has got even bigger!
Group CEO, Global
Stephen joined Global in December 2008, which was shortly after the GCap acquisition and to say he's big in the media world would be an understatement.
Stephen is hugely experienced, having been in the media industry since he was 19. He has worked as the Commercial Director of the Independent, MD of The Mail on Sunday, created the Mail Online website and bought and sold a number of media companies. He is one of the most highly rated commercial operators in the business with an enviable black book of contacts and an interesting selection of shirts!
Group Executive Director & Director of Broadcasting, Global
Parky is simply a legend!
From Pirate DJ on a leaky boat broadcasting Radio Scotland to the Headmaster on Fame Academy through to a radio industry award for being the most influential person in radio, Richard has always been at the top of the radio and music industry.
Richard has been the architect of some of the biggest and most successful commercial radio stations in the UK, which is why it's quicker to list those famous DJs whose careers Richard hasn't been instrumental in, than those he has.
Charles, our Chairman, is the person who keeps the three above in check.
Charles is one of the most highly sought after non-executive directors in the UK. In addition to his role as Chairman of Global, he is also a Chief Advisor to Goldman Sachs and sits on the boards of Virgin Media, Two Sisters Food Group, Endemol and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. He was previously Chief Executive of ITV, the Chief Advisor to the Home Office, Chairman of EMI and a non-executive Director of Tesco, which as far as credentials go, is pretty much the full house.
Whilst taking part in the Secret Millionaire programme, Charles took to the streets of Leeds to find out more about the work being done by the homeless charities, and in the 2012 New Years Honours List he was awarded a Knighthood in recognition for his services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
More recently he was created a Life Peer in October 2013, taking the title Lord Allen of Kensington, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.