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Don Thomson

Don Thomson


Group commercial and operations director


Global Radio

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7470 1012.


The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramlet Road, London, W10 6SP


1st January 1952

Fantasy business partner

Philip Green.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

No more domestic flights I drive (more to do with the queues than the carbon).

Greatest influence

Karen, my wife.


Solus, SWIGS, MPA.

Favourite gadget

BlackBerry (sadly).

Desert island objects

A radio, a box of flares and some matches.

Most-admired politician

Bill Clinton. The most charismatic politician. He always found a way.

Favourite media

The Telegraph, any golf magazine, Have I Got News For You, LBC, GuardianUnlimited.

Biggest risk taken

Driven a racing car in a competitive race at Oulton Park.

Perfect day

It would invole a golf course, lunch, red wine, and friends.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Jack Nicholson.

Career highlights

Starting up Chrysalis Radio with Phil Riley.

Fictional hero

Robin Hood.

Best job outside advertising

Sales rep for Kellogg's great training ground.


Thomson survived a cull of senior management after Global's acquisition of the Chrysalis Radio assets. Gaining a promotion, his commercial experience will be vital to a radio group guided by the maverick programming skills of Richard Park.

Most expensive purchase

Shares in Chrysalis.

Why are you good at what you do?

I always employ the best people I can find.

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