Phil Riley
Radio Legend
Snowford House
United Kingdom

Phil’s early career was spent at BRMB Radio in Birmingham.
 
He joined the Chrysalis Group in 1994, and masterminded the launch and start-up operational phase of both 100.7 Heart FM in the West Midlands and Heart 106.2 FM in London. He played a major role in establishing Chrysalis Radio as one of the leading new entrants in the UK radio industry, and was promoted to the role of Chief Executive in June 1999, joining the plc Board.
 
Phil led the sale of the company in July 2007 to investment vehicle Global Radio, creating a profit on disposal of £95m.
 
In July 2009 he spearheaded the acquisition of 8 AM/FM Midlands licences from Global Radio, backed by the UKs leading Mid-Market Private Equity Company, LDC.
 
Phil is a fellow of the Radio Academy, is Chair of judges for the Industry ARIA awards, and was named one of the 40 most influential figures in commercial radio’s first 40 years. In 2014 he was awarded the Arqiva “Special Award” for his “outstanding and continuing leadership within the radio industry”.