Ford Ennals resigns as CEO of CRA, effective immediately

The CEO of Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA), Ford Ennals, has announced his resignation effective from Monday April 15, 2024.

Ennals has been CEO for two years, rebranding the industry body from “Commercial Radio Australia” to “Commercial Radio & Audio” and overseeing the launch of new audience measurement system  Radio 360, to provide more robust audience listening data. GfK Radio 360 Survey 2 2024 is out this Thursday April 18.

CRA represents 260 commercial radio stations across Australia, including Australian Radio Network (ARN), SCA, NOVA Entertainment, Nine Radio and ACE Radio Broadcasters.

CRA Board Chair, Ciaran Davis, thanked Ennals, saying:

“Ford has made some great contributions during his tenure with CRA.  We wish him well for his future role.”

Ennals said:

“I’ve had the privilege to successfully guide the CRA through a key period of transition. I extend my gratitude to the CRA team and our members. I am confident that the commercial radio and audio sector is well-positioned for future growth and success.”

Jo Dick, the Chief Commercial Officer for CRA will care-take the role while the Board undertakes a search for a new CEO.

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