Leon Taviansky appointed CEO of Global as Shaun Gregory steps down, becoming Non-Executive Director

Global - Leon Taviansky CEO

Global, Europe’s largest privately-owned OOH company, has announced the appointment of Leon Taviansky as Chief Executive Officer for the group, as Shaun Gregory transitions into a new role as a Non-Executive Director, advising Global-owner Platinum Equity on the future strategic direction of the business.

Leon, who has been Chief Operating and Financial Officer since 2013, takes up his new position after playing a significant role in transforming Global and driving growth. Working closely with the country Managing Directors and management teams, Leon has supported numerous franchise wins, acquisitions and transformation initiatives within the business. He will assume executive responsibilities effective from 1st March 2018 and will work together with Shaun on the transition of responsibilities from that date.

Leon says:
“We are extremely grateful to Shaun for his commitment and determination in helping us shape the business. I’ve enjoyed working alongside him, and the country Leadership Teams to build Global into the success it is today, and I’m honoured to assume this position. So much has been accomplished in recent years, including the win of Transport for London’s London Rail and Underground estate contract, and the company is well positioned for the future. We are on an ambitious and transformational journey as a business, as we continue to invest and grow.”

During Shaun’s tenure of four years, Global has been strategically re-positioned and the company brand firmly established in the market. The company has enjoyed sustained revenue and earnings growth, expanded its franchise footprint, and is investing heavily in digital innovation.
Shaun adds:

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Exterion, our partners and clients, for what we have achieved together over the years. The transformation of the business has been widely recognised, both within OOH and the wider media sector. There is a strong foundation across all markets and with some really smart investments in technology, platforms and data, the business is in a unique position from which to grow.”

“Given what’s been achieved, it’s the right time for me to step down as Chief Executive. I’m looking forward to working in my Non-Executive capacity, which will afford me more time for my work with Childline and the NSPCC.”

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