Virgin Radio International is led by one of the longest serving and most experienced management teams in global radio. Having joined the Virgin Group in the 1990s, they’ve driven the growth of Virgin Radio International since it first started launching radio stations in Asia in the early 2000s.
With over 30 years’ experience in commercial radio, Ian’s influence over the development of Virgin Radio’s distinctive and highly successful contemporary music-based radio programming has been instrumental in solidifying our status as stations worth listening to.
Ian’s unique approach to programming, which has delivered invaluable market analysis and audience research, the highest standards of production, innovative listener engagement and the hottest new talent, has led us to build market-leading radio stations across the globe, in multiple languages and formats.
Ian has worked for radio stations on five continents, including as program director and later, CEO of Australia’s Triple M radio network. During the 1990s, he was one of the key programming advisers for Virgin Radio UK. In 1993, Ian established his own consulting business and built a global network of clients, principal amongst which was the Virgin Group.
Mark brings 20 years of experience in the media industry to our doors. Formerly CFO of Virgin Radio International’s predecessor, Virgin Radio Asia, Mark helped establish the company’s initial operations in Asia.
Passionate about creating commercially successful radio stations that can build and sustain global listening communities, Mark has been particularly responsible for Virgin Radio International’s corporate development, including building long-term partnerships with leading media groups globally. Mark’s other roles for the Virgin Group include being the Corporate Development Director of Virgin Media Group and board director of numerous operating and investment holding companies in several jurisdictions.
Before joining the Virgin Group, Mark worked as a corporate finance consultant for the international strategy and management consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, and in several roles at high levels of government.
Mark has a BA and MA from Oxford University.
Ian and Mark are supported by a top-notch team including GEOFF HOLLAND, GROUP PROGRAM DIRECTOR. Geoff has over 25 years of commercial radio experience in some of the world’s largest markets, and helps make sure that our programming sound great. Before joining us, he held positions at Triple M in Australia, KROQ in Los Angeles, Virgin Radio UK and MTV.