He will succeed Peter Allen as Chairman on 1 February 2018. Peter Allen announced his intention to step down in October.
Richard has been involved in the media sector for more than 30 years and has held a number of executive and non-executive roles in listed and private businesses. These include Chairman of Wireless Group plc (formerly UTV Media plc); founder of Heart FM; CEO of Chrysalis plc; Chairman of Virgin Radio, Boomerang Plus plc and Creston plc; and non-executive director of Virgin Mobile plc.
Peter Allen, Chairman said: “I am delighted that someone of Richard’s calibre and track record is taking over as Chairman. He has unrivalled experience and expertise across the media sector and will make a considerable contribution to the continued development of the business.”
Richard Huntingford, Chairman-designate said: “I’ve hugely admired Future’s transformation into a global platform for specialist media with scalable, diversified brands and look forward to contributing to the next phase of the company’s growth.”