Simon Monk has been appointed into the new role of Deputy Director of Radio and Live Events at BFBS and joined the armed forces charity and broadcaster on 1 April.
Simon has 30 years of experience in the media industry, with more than 20 of those in radio management roles across the BBC and commercial groups.
He leaves his current role as Senior Content Director for the Signal and Wireless Network, comprising 18 radio stations across four different brands in multiple UK sites on AM, FM and DAB – and where he played an important part in reshaping Signal 1 and its network programming.
Commenting on his new role with BFBS, Simon Monk says:
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help shape the future of such an iconic group of radio stations across the world. I can’t wait to meet the team and to help steer this incredible and well-loved entertainment service for our armed forces into the future.”
Nicky Ness, Director of Broadcasting at BFBS says:
“We’re really looking forward to Simon bringing his wealth of experience to this newly created role. In a world of ever evolving audience expectation and the opportunities new technologies and platforms offer, our focus is to ensure we remain contemporary and relevant to our important community. Simon will add huge value in leading operations across our local, national and international radio station portfolios and live event stages, as well as playing a key role in strategic developments”.
This announcement comes after BFBS recently introduced a new simplified brand hierarchy and identity – where all its services to entertain, inform, connect and champion the armed services, their families and veterans – are now known as BFBS – while its public-facing platforms services about the armed forces are branded Forces, with a similar visual identity to BFBS to reflect the very close relationship between the two brands.
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Note to Editors:
BFBS is a military charity and broadcaster that entertains, informs, connects and champions the UK Armed Forces.
We bring entertainment, news, sport and information services to the military, their families and veterans worldwide. We spread happiness and keep people in touch, building morale among the military overseas – offering them a valuable connection to life back home, and a way to share experiences and build communities.
We are also the home of military content, championing the military by keeping their activities in the public eye on our Forces digital channels and on our national TV channel.
And our commercial services, which provide income for our charity, span training, digital and creative services and pioneering technology solutions that enable media and communication in the hardest to reach places.