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Guardian appoints Robin Raven

The Guardian yesterday announced the appointment of Robin Raven as director of product, digital reader revenues.

Guardian appoints Robin Raven
Robin Raven: “I can't wait to get started on deepening our relationship with more readers than ever before.”

Most recently, Robin was Chief Product Officer of the AI powered People Insight company SHL. Previously he held a number of senior roles at the Economist including VP of Product and Reader Strategy and VP Product Management, digital solutions.

The newly created senior role in the product and engineering department will see Robin working in partnership with the Guardian’s reader revenues team to accelerate growth globally and create greater value for readers in the Guardian’s suite of digital products.

Caspar Llewellyn Smith, chief product officer, Guardian News & Media, said: “In building a world class product team, you want people with creative energy to burn – and that’s Robin. There is so much opportunity at the Guardian to build on the success we’ve seen with our reader revenue strategy and to develop a world-class set of paid-for products. He’ll be joining a team that has always been renowned for digital innovation. The fact that he’s passionate about the Guardian, too, is a great bonus.”

Paul Kanareck, chief commercial and customer officer, Guardian News & Media, said: “It’s fantastic that Robin is joining us. Reader revenues are a central part of the Guardian’s future strategy and our ongoing success. Robin brings with him a wealth of experience which will be an asset in growing our already successful digital products and the relationship we have with our readers.”

Robin Raven said: “I'm thrilled to be joining the Guardian at such a pivotal time in its 200 year history. I can't wait to get started on deepening our relationship with more readers than ever before and to be working with Caspar, Paul and the entire team to build on the momentum we have in growing our digital reader revenues.”

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