Bleakley will replace Andrew Oldham who has been in the position on an interim basis since founder Damian Cox stepped back from day to day operations in January.
Formerly, Bleakley was joint UK managing director and managing director, for sales and marketing at CBS Outdoor.
He has also held position as in broadcast media as broadcast director and executive board member at EMAP advertising and managing director at Talksport Radio.
Ocean outdoor chairman Tom Goddard says: “I am delighted with the appointment of Tim Bleakley as CEO. Tim has an excellent understanding of the outdoor media business and will bring a wealth of experience to the role, which will underpin Ocean’s leading position in the super premium sector.”
Bleakley adds:”This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the next phase of growth for Ocean Outdoor. Their premium iconic assets are second to none and are making a huge impact on the UK outdoor media landscape, it’s an exhilarating time to be joining the team and maximizing the growth potential in the run up to 2012 and beyond”