John Myers, chief executive of Guardian Media Group Radio, is stepping down from the role next April. He will be replaced by Stuart Taylor, currently deputy chief executive of the division.
Myers, who launched GMG Radio ten years ago, will continue to work with the division as an advisor, particularly on regulation and the future of digital audio broadcasting.
Taylor moved to GMG Radio, which includes the Smooth, Real and Century Radio brands, from Guardian News & Media in June last year and was promoted to the deputy role in March. The move was part of the group’s succession planning.
Myers says: After 30 years in the industry I feel it’s the right time to take a step back from the day-to-day running of the business and move into semi-retirement.”
There have been increasingly rumours about Myers’ departure over the past few months, however the group has issued repeated denials that he was stepping down from role.