Who is Global’s new Group CEO Simon Pitts?

Media and entertainment group, Global, has named Simon Pitts as its new CEO.

He will join Global in Q1 2025, with an exact start to be confirmed in due course, succeeding Stephen Miron, who announced last week he was stepping down as Group Chief Executive after 16 years at the helm to become Global’s Chairman.

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Commenting on his departure, Miron said: “After 16 years as Group CEO at Global it’s time to hand over the baton to someone who can help take the company to the next level. I can’t think of anyone better or more suited for this role than Simon.”

Pitts joins from Global from STV, where he has been CEO since 2018.

Before this, he spent 17 years at ITV where he was on the executive board for seven years and held a variety of roles including Director of Strategy & Transformation and Managing Director of Online, Pay TV, Interactive & Technology.

Pitts said: “I’m delighted to be joining Global, a company I admire and whose brands I’ve been a fan of for a long time. It is unique in the market to have such a diversified portfolio, with digital, audio and outdoor combined with some of the best-loved radio stations in the UK, bringing with it an incredible connection to its audiences”.

Global, Founder & Executive President, Ashley Tabor-King CBE added: “I’m delighted to announce and welcome Simon Pitts as Global’s new Group CEO from Q1 next year. Simon joins Global with an incredible track record of leadership, growth, and transformation.

“At STV he has led a hugely successful transformation, diversifying revenues and business operations to now include a high-growth streaming service and leading studios group alongside a traditional linear broadcast business, all of which is a testament to his leadership skills, and importantly for Global, Simon’s experience of working within a similar business to ours.”