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Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Job

Deputy chief executive

Company

GMG Radio

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7298 7231

Address

26-27 Castlereagh Street, London, W1H 5DL

Born

1963.

Career highlights

Commercial director, Guardian News and Media; getting Adam Freeman to pay for lunch; Berliner format change; chairing Newspaper Marketing Agency.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Undisclosed.

Best thing about your job

Never a dull moment.

Worst thing about your job

I still haven't got my breakfast show together.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Not sure what the criteria is...

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

Undisclosed.

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Travel, learn French.

Your USP?

I try hard.

What would you change about yourself?

I would like to be really good at golf.

Favourite media

Smooth Radio, The Guardian, The Observer, Observer Food Monthly, The Economist, Private Eye, Sky Sports 1.

Favourite shop

Selfridges Food Hall.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

Trust me, I'm a doctor.

How many toilets do you own?

Eight.

What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

Two wheels, pedals, lycra and an open road.

Lowdown

Just over a year into the radio world and the former newspaper man has his hands full. He joined GMG Radio as commercial director and was soon promoted to deputy chief executive. On top of that, he was managing director of Smooth Radio. And next year he's set to take over from John Myers as GMG chief executive.


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