Francis Currie
International Radio Consultant
Currie Nordén
United Kingdom

Francis Currie is an International Radio Consultant with over thirty years professional radio experience. He is also a partner in specialist radio research company, Currie Nordén. Francis was named ‘one of the radio industry’s best consultants’ in a poll by US industry magazine Radio Ink. He specialises in providing strategic insight and operational support to radio stations in competitive markets around the world. He works across Research, Programming, Promotions and Digital activity. Prior to becoming a consultant Francis had a successful track record as a senior programmer in the UK. Recently, as Group Content Director for Wireless (part of News Corps) he drove audience growth across the portfolio of 33 radio stations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. He was responsible for quadrupling the listening to Virgin Radio UK in just six months by recruiting the Chris Evans Breakfast Show from Europe’s largest Breakfast Show, on BBC Radio 2. He was also the mastermind behind digital brand extensions Virgin Radio Anthems and Virgin Radio Chilled. As Programme Director for Heart in London, he led the radio station to #1, beating Capital FM for the first time in its 30 year history. Later, as Group Programme Director, he masterminded the success of the Heart brand as a network.