Media Release: Words from Woodward

ROB Woodward, STV Group’s chief executive, is to address members and guests of the Institute of Directors (IOD) at 29’s Supper Club in Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow on the evening of June 1, 2010.

Mr Woodward will talk about his journey with STV Group from joining three years ago, to where the organisation is today and what the plans are for the future. He will cover future trends in the fast moving media sector as well as STV’s strategy and the political and regulatory environment that the organisation is working within.

Brian Martin, chair of the IOD West of Scotland, said:

“It’s not been a dull three years since Rob joined STV Group – with a programme of restructuring including the recent disposal of Pearl & Dean. I’m sure this will be an engaging and insightful discussion.

‘An Evening with Rob Woodward’ will be held in 29’s Supper Club in Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, on Tuesday 1st June from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are £30 plus VAT for IOD members, and £35 for non-members.

For further details or to book, please contact Sandra Light or Gillian Rose of Cognito Events on 0141 639 6192 or email


Rob Woodward was appointed to the board of STV Group as chief executive in 2007. Prior to this he was a senior advisor to LongAcre Partners, one of Europe’s leading independent mid-market corporate finance houses, focusing on the media and internet sectors.

Until 2005 Rob served as commercial director of Channel 4 Television.

He was an executive member of the Channel 4 corporation board and responsible for Channel 4’s commercial wellbeing.

Included in his responsibilities was the management of the portfolio of commercial businesses in 4 Ventures.

These businesses included digital channels such as E4 and Film Four, New Media Services and Rights Exploitation.

During his tenure, Rob developed and executed a commercial strategy for Channel 4, which has positioned the corporation at the forefront of digital media.

He transformed the performance of Channel 4’s commercial businesses from heavily loss making to significant profitability.

Prior to joining Channel 4, Rob was a managing director at UBS Corporate Finance where he worked in both London and New York. Before this, Rob was the managing partner of Braxton UK, the strategy consulting practice of Deloitte. He also led Deloitte Consulting’s European technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) group.

He is a non-executive director of RaceTech Holdings, a Council Member of the National Youth Theatre, the deputy pro Chancellor of City University and a Trustee of NESTA.

He has a BSc Hons from Durham University and an MBA from Edinburgh University.

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